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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell adapts his own off-Broadway musical (songs by Stephen Trask), a voyage of self-acceptance for an East German immigrant and transsexual glam-rocker (or "transexual" according to a mock tabloid headline on display), with a botched sex-change operation that has left him a seventh of a man. The transplant to the screen is also butchered: cheap, garish, and shaky. (2001) — Duncan Shepherd

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I LOVED this film. I don't know why I waited so long to see it, but I'm glad I finally did. The music and performances were amazing, and it was so wonderful to be see the musical play it's based on, being performed on stage the following night (it's ending it's run here in San Diego, CA this week). Go Hedwig!

July 9, 2009

Almost surely the best rock musical ever staged about a German transsexual rock star whose titular "inch" would make ANYone angry. The film version isn't quite as, well, stagey as the original theatrical incarnation, but the excellent psyche-leaning music is better than ever, benefiting from several added and re-imagined numbers.

March 3, 2010

I actually own this DVD. Didn't know what it was when I purchased it based on the reviews (at Big Lots for $3), but I was pleasantly surprised. The chorus to this song stayed in my head for days:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV0tguuYsJ8&feature=related

March 4, 2010

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