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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
A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs.
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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.
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.