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The Good Fight: John Cameron Mitchell Cast as 'Milo Yiannopoulos' in Stinging Alt-Right Takedown

The Good Fight is taking on the alt-right, with a little help from John Cameron Mitchell.

The CBS All Access drama has cast the Hedwig and the Angry Inch actor/auteur to play a Milo Yiannopoulos-type provocateur in an upcoming episode that tackles the issue of free speech vs. hate speech, TVLine has learned.

In the ep — which begins streaming on Sunday, March 19 — Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad is hired by Chumhum tech mogul Neil Gross (John Benjamin Hickey, reprising his role from The Good Wife) to combat hate speech on his company’s Twitter-like social media platform. They quickly come into contact with one of the primary offenders, a flamboyant, openly gay provocateur by the name of Felix Staples (see photo, above).

The original casting breakdown for Felix described him as an “intellectual gadfly, an articulate, over-educated trickster who regards politics as a mischievous game; he loves causing trouble and sowing discord among his enemies.”

TVLine has previewed the episode — penned by series creators Robert and Michelle King — and we can tell you that it pulls no punches with regard to exposing the ugliness of hate rhetoric (every four-letter word imaginable gets dropped, including the one that starts with “c”). And while the hour takes a mostly even-handed approach to the free speech debate, the Kings’ clear contempt for Yiannopoulos and his ilk manifests itself in a sublime, episode-ending dressing down of Mitchell’s Felix at the hands of Christine Baranski’s Diane.

The takedown comes at a bad time for Yiannopoulos, who recently lost both his book deal and his Breitbart job after a video surfaced of him appearing to condone sex between adults and minor males.

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14 Comments
  1. A says:

    Will there be weekly recaps of this show on TVLine?

  2. Will says:

    Looking forward to this! I think having skipped out on the final season of TGW gave me the time away to appreciate this new series. Enjoying it so far.

  3. iceblast says:

    Milo isn’t alt-right. The alt-right hates Milo. Clearly the media is just trying to use Milo to score points. Yet, how many Lefty’s also said as much as Milo, and yet, the Left isn’t going after them. Milo has gotten 3 Pedophiles arrested, he hates Pedophiles, he was a victim of a Pedophile. How many of his critics of gotten even just 1 pedophile arrested?

    • Fabrizia says:

      I’ll have to check out the video but it looks suspiciously like an excuse to dump someone that has become an image problem for a brand.

    • It’s hilarious that the person who is taking credit for bringing down Milo, Bill Maher, is on video stating that he thinks sex between 30 something teacher Mary Kay Laternou and her 14 year old student at the time was OK because the kid wanted it. Yet, there is no outcry from the left about that. And it shouldn’t matter that Maher’s comments were nearly 20 years ago as I don’t think should be a statue of limitations on condoning child abuse.

      The more interesting part is that from what little I’ve heard of Milo on tape in the media is that he wasn’t condoning pedophiles as he points out that he was a victim of one. He was discussing the common practice of gay couples having big age discrepancies. So the evidence against him is less compelling than against Maher and yet Milo is the one that gets fired and loses his book deal.

      BTW, I don’t like Milo and wouldn’t even know much about him if it wasn’t for the leftist media spending the last 3 months constantly trying to censor him and cease publication of his book. If you hate pedophiles or those that support them (which you should), then condemn ALL of them, regardless of their political affiliation. Don’t remain silent just because they have the same political views as you. The fact that so many people’s values are NOT based on their actual beliefs, but on their political affiliation (or flexible to) is truly frightening for the future of America. So sick of the hypocrites!

  4. TIfyam says:

    I’ll probably just have to check this out because I love Milo.

  5. Anti-feminist says:

    Lieberal hypocrisy knows no end. The bloviating PC press loves to attack Milo for ‘hate speech’ but happily encourages feminist bigots like Jessa Crispin who discuss the murder of men with chilling casualness. This is why MILO is necessary.

  6. abz says:

    Loving The Good Fight and looking forward to this episode. I only found out about this Milo guy a few weeks ago and my God he’s a vile, despicable human being.
    While I love Diane, Lucca has worked her way up even further to becoming one of my favourite characters and a definite standout on this show. Her confidence, her wit, her intelligence, her look and the chemistry between she and Justin Bartha during the last episode. The Kings definitely know how to cast for their shows and Cush Jumbo was a great find. I hope we get an explanation regarding her relationship with Alicia at some point. I wonder if they had a falling out?
    People keep whining over it not being on TV, but I love that its uncensored which we wouldn’t get on network TV. It just feels more real. I feel like even though The Good Wife was a brilliant show, it would have been even better without all of the network restrictions they probably had to deal with.
    Is TVLine going to post weekly recaps like they did with The Good Wife? I hope it gets renewed.
    One last thing, as great as The Good Fight is so far, does anyone else feel like the ponzie scheme is the weakest part of the show so far. I don’t feel invested in that story or Maia story yet aside from its effects Diane. I hope it gets better.

  7. CapitalG says:

    Milo isn’t alt-right so this episode sounds like it will be a complete work of fiction based on lies simply to smear Milo.

    In the end, it will only serve to make him even more popular.

    • Tito says:

      So true ! Milo rocks ! It’s so funny that the people that are supposedly on the fringe are becoming more judgmental than anyone.

  8. Frederick Bonnhoffer says:

    This sounds like it will be UNBELIEVABLY bad and embarrassingly stupid…OMG, can’t wait!

  9. KR Rayberry says:

    Rush always says “Liberals Always Tell You Which Conservatives They Fear the Most”. Funny they are doing this, they did the same thing with Sarah Palin and turned her into a conservative superstar.

  10. DJ Doena says:

    It was the first episode I watched of the show and it was awkward. It tried to be serious about the topic as a whole but also had that red-haired character that would better fit into the setting of Boston Legal or Ally McBeal. And while Diane dressed down the Milo-alike character she only did it after they found out that they were being set up by the Twitter-alike company – an information that Milo-alike gave them!