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How John Cameron Mitchell transformed Joe Exotic from a blatant Trump-esque cartoon into a tragic figure

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John Cameron Mitchell maybe one of the few among us who wasn’t infatuated with it Netflix documentaries King of the Tigers and his circus tent with outlandish characters. Is infatuated the right word? Baffled by? repelled? Regrettably entertained?

At the very least, “enchanted” might best describe our collective relationship with ourselves Carol Baskin and Joe Exoticthe gregarious rival Big Cat enthusiasts at the center of a real-life redneck soap opera featuring queer throuples, leopard print ensembles and country music – oh my god! — which unfolded before an enthusiastic global audience at the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

So it might come as a surprise that two years later, Mitchell plays one of the title roles in Joe vs Carolein which he plays the inimitable Joe Exotic opposite Kate McKinnon’s Carole Baskin.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/in-joe-vs-carole-john-cameron-mitchell-transforms-joe-exotic-into-a-tragic-figure?source=articles&via=rss How John Cameron Mitchell transformed Joe Exotic from a blatant Trump-esque cartoon into a tragic figure

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