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Actor in John Cameron Mitchell's sex project gets to keep radio gig

Actor in John Cameron Mitchell's sex project gets to keep radio gig

The New York Post's Page Six reports that out actor-filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell rallied support for an actress appearing in his upcoming film when her employers threatened to fire her over appearing in Mitchell's sexually explicit project. Radio host Sook-yin Lee plays a role in Mitchell's Short Bus, his long-promised follow-up feature to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which the director promised would include many sequences involving explicit sex. Lee's bosses at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had warned her that she would lose her job hosting the Definitely Not the Opera radio program if she appeared in the film, but Mitchell rallied such famous friends as Francis Ford Coppola, Yoko Ono, Julianne Moore, Michael Stipe, Gus Van Sant, David Cronenberg, Moby, Atom Egoyan, and Douglas Coupland to write letters supporting Lee. "Obviously the pressure of these people made them rethink and eventually recant their decision," Mitchell told the Post. "Now they support her doing the project, and they're letting her keep her job." Short Bus, which Mitchell will both direct and star in, will follow a group of pansexual New York bohemians and their sexual adventures. "It'll be shot the way you see it in real life, not like the way you see it in porn," said Mitchell. "Instead of hiding them, we'll be showing them having sex."

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