It’s been an eventful few weeks for Milo Yiannopoulos. The darling of the far right, who supported the sexist GamerGate movement, was banned from Twitter in 2016 for spearheading racist harassment against actress Leslie Jones, and claimed “women and children should be protected from” transgender people during a controversial interview on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” is getting a fictionalized treatment from “The Good Fight” on CBS All Access. As revealed by Gold Derby’s sister site TVLine, the March 19 episode of the legal spinoff will feature John Cameron Mitchell as Felix Staples, who, like Yiannopoulos, is an openly gay provocateur accused of online hate speech.
Despite warning against the supposed dangers transgender people pose to children, Yiannopoulos resigned from his post as editor of Breitbart in February when video resurfaced in which he was seen as condoning certain acts of pederasty. So depending on his treatment in the “Good Fight” episode, the character could be a delicious opportunity for Mitchell, who rose to fame by creating and starring in the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” about a transgender rock star. He adapted it for the screen and earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2001. The show then had its first ever Broadway run in 2014, and though he didn’t win a Tony with the show when it won Best Musical Revival, he was given an honorary Tony the following year.
What do you think of Mitchell playing a version of Yiannopoulos in “The Good Fight”? Could it be an Emmy worthy performance?
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