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Hedwig and the Angry Inch


John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Aronov, Andrea Martin, Miriam Shor View All


Stephen Trask (Writer), John Cameron Mitchell (Writer), John Cameron Mitchell (Director), John Cameron Mitchell (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jul. 20th, 2001
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow Hansel to leave communist East Germany for the West. But, in order to marry, Hansel must undergo a sex-change. However, the procedure does not go perfectly and Hansel becomes not a trans woman, but a...
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Between the balladry and up tempo numbers standing in the shadows of Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Bowie, and even Meat Loaf, I found it increasingly difficult to invest too much emotion into the story of what this person was going through.
After all who is going to be able to relate to the story of an East German transsexual punk rock singer? Except that it's so much more than that, it's about themes and emotions that are almost universal.
In terms of musicals, it rivals Rocky Horror Picture Show for pushing the boundaries of 'normal'. My favourite song is probably Wig in a Box, second would be Origin of Love.
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