Jayne Lynch Comes to Netflix in Mascots
The long awaited new Christopher Guest movie is finally here. Mascots is a mockumentary that follows a group of fury school ambassadors as they compete for the World Mascot Association championships, the Gold Fluffy Award.
Guest reprises his role as Corky St. Clair, the director extraordinaire he created for an earlier spoof Waiting for Guffman. Guest was inspired to create his string of mockumentaries when he starred in Rob Reiner’s This Is Spinal Tap in 1984, parodying a past-their-prime rock band trying to stage a comeback.
His first foray into directing in the genre came with Waiting for Guffman, spoofing the world of community theater in a small Missouri town. Best in Show tackled the world of dog show competitions and A Mighty Wind chronicled a group of folk singers as they staged a reunion event. For Your Consideration followed a group of actors hoping to garner award show buzz for their yet to be finished low budget film Home for Purim.
Christopher Guest Returns After 10 Years
It’s been ten years since Guest has released a mockumentary, so the stakes are high. Mascots tells the story of the men and women who dress in novelty costumes to show team spirit at sporting events. The film follows some of the competitors — from hedgehogs to armadillos to plumbers and giant fists — as they vie for the title at the 8th World Mascot Championships.
Jane Lynch and Other Guest Regulars Return
Coming along for the ride are Guest’s usual cast of characters including Jane Lynch and Ed Begley Jr. as the competition’s judges, Fred Willard as a mascot coach, John Michael Higgins as the head of the Gluten-Free TV channel and Parker Posey as an armadillo mascot. Bob Balaban and Jennifer Coolidge round out the cast of Guest regulars. In addition, the film features newcomers to Guest’s world — Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods and Love and Friendship’s Tom Bennett. Noticeably missing from Guests’ acting ensemble for this go round are Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Harry Shearer and Micheal McKean.
See Mascots’ Jane Lynch Get Her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Christopher Guest’s Mascots starring Jane Lynch premieres tonight on Netflix. And check out MediaMine’s Hollywood Walk of Fame collection, which features media from Jane Lynch’s 2013 official Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony. And download the FREE Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App here to play trivia and see photos and videos from the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.