HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
The unforgettable performance of John Cameron Mitchell, the hit off-Broadway musical's creator and original star, is immortalized in this thrilling movie version of the famed sage of a transsexual rocker girl from East Berlin who tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Although Neil Patrick Harris is currently wowing 1HEDWIGenhanced-buzz-wide-25732-1400002367-13audiences in the new Broadway revival, none can compare to the hit off-Broadway musical's creator and original star John Cameron Mitchell whose unforgettable performance is immortalized in this thrilling movie. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the brilliantly conceived tale of an internationally ignored rock & roll singer from Communist Berlin with big dreams of American stardom and an "angry inch" that just keeps getting in her way.
Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin - a boy who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true. But there's a catch - in order to marry and immigrate, Hansel must "leave a little something behind." Hedwig survives a botched sex change operation that leaves her with an "angry inch" only to be stranded in a Kansas trailer park the very day the Berlin Wall comes down. Undeterred, Hedwig puts on her makeup, pulls her Farrah Fawcett wig down from the shelf and forms a rock band - The Angry Inch.
While supporting herself with babysitting gigs, she falls for a 16-year-old Jesus freak she renames Tommy Gnosis (Michael Pitt). Unfortunately, Tommy steals her songs and becomes the rock star Hedwig always dreamed she'd be. Refusing to be defeated, she fiercely continues to perform her songs in the shadow of Tommy's sold-out stadium tour, chasing her dream of becoming a world-renowned rock goddess. Filled with wicked humor, explosive imagination and a goldmine of original rock 'n' roll, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a true dazzling sensation. USA, 2001, 95 min, Rated R, In English and German with English subtitles, 35mm | Director: John Cameron Mitchell
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