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.