Episode 1

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16th Jul 2020

Justin Simien

Host David Kittredge welcomes award-winning writer-director Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) to discuss his career as a trailblazing Black creative in Hollywood, balancing satire with heart, and how tackling racism across his film and television work has been "not so much prescient as it was a part of the present." Simien shares insight into how he has made space for himself as a Black gay man in the culture at-large, filming the first season of Dear White People against the shadow of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and how Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon helped to shape his sense of storytelling and aesthetics.

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The OutCast
The OutCast is a frank, fun, and fascinating podcast featuring conversations with LGBTQIA+ creators, storytellers, and talent where they candidly discuss their work, their inspirations, and their challenges to be seen and heard in the entertainment industry.

Hosted by filmmaker David Kittredge, each OutCast is a fun no-holds-barred conversation with accomplished and iconic creators and performers about what draws them to their projects, the rough-and-tumble of getting them made, and the legacy they hope to leave behind! Featuring guests like drag legend Miss Coco Peru to the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell to award-winning filmmakers Jeffrey Schwarz and Rachel Mason to performers like Jonathan Groff and Darryl Stephens, The OutCast is by turns thought-provoking and always outrageously entertaining!
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