John Cameron Mitchell is one of the most badass filmmakers of our time. His first movie is the flawless Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an amazing rock musical about a cross dressing singer. His second film was Shortbus, a film you could describe as literally ballsy since it shows graphic sex. It opens with a guy cumming in his own mouth! It’s also a really terrific film.
Now he’s back with Rabbit Hole, a domestic drama that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Based on a Pulitzer winning play, the film stars Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman as bereaved parents. What else is it about? I don’t really want to know; all I need to know is that my buddy Scott Weinberg is quoted on the trailer giving effusive praise. And he’s a horror guy!
Rabbit Hole opens December 17th, putting it in the heart of the Oscar race. Fingers crossed for JCM.