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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Cast

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


Crew

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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JayDee
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.
TheUsualSuspect
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.
SamsoniteDelila
That's the corner that Hedwig... turns. It's not about being gay. This is a story about self-acceptance.... about healing, and self-knowledge. It operates on a much deeper level than one expects.

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