Film of the Fortnight: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy drama film based on an off-Broadway glam rock musical with the same name. It was adapted for the screen and directed by John Cameron Mitchell who, together with Stephen Trask, also wrote the play. Mitchell furthermore plays the leading role in the film, a role he performed in the original stage production as well. Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a genderqueer glam rock singer and musician who, together with their band, shadow an ex-lover and musical collaboratior on tour. Both the play and the film have won many awards and given rise to a dedicated fandom. This should come as no surprise. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is catchy, camp, sad, funny, uplifting, beautiful and empowering.

Hanna

Hanna

Hanna is a culture lover of great proportions: film is her hobby and her work; tv-series are her nighttime pleasure; literature is her bad conscience since course books take up most of her reading time; art is her spare time passion; music is her everything. She has an insatiable hunger for traveling and a taste for good food, preferably vegetarian. She is sometimes socially awkward but always socially committed. The perfectionist in her rarely sleeps but judges herself a thousand times harder than others.
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