Queerly Beloved:

John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell







101 mins

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John Cameron Mitchell’s much ancticipated follow-up to Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an explicit, sex-positive coming-of-self dramedy, in which a disperate group of urbanites bare all in their search for connection and meaning in post 9/11 Manhattan. Toronto’s own Sook-Yin Lee plays a sex therapist who has never experienced an orgasm, a perfect conceit for tackling pretenses and the messy, indiosincratic paths to self-discovery (and self-pleasure), which Mitchell does with incredible humanity and humour.

The film’s star, Sook-Yin Lee, will be present for a Q&A following the screening.


Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.

    • “Few arthouse directors have put real sex to such narratively constructive and credibly, humorously human use.” Time Out
    • “Both deeply funny and transcendently human.” – Boston Globe
    • “Mitchell posits a place of healing and humor and light and lots and lots of sex.” – RogerEbert.com

Mon Mar 23, 7:30 pm

1006 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Curatorial Partners

Government Funder

Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival and the single largest promoter and distributor of LGBTQ content in Canada, along with the newly restored historic Toronto cinema Paradise Theatre, are proud to announce a partnership on a new film series entitled ‘Queerly Beloved’, ahead of Inside Out’s upcoming 30th anniversary festival taking place May 21-31. The cinema series, running during March 2020, will showcase eighteen (18) independent and influential queer films at Paradise Theatre, all of which have played an important role in shaping the history and narrative of queer cinema, and challenge norms of gender, sexuality, and desire through storytelling.