Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Dir. John Cameron Mitchell. 2001, 95 mins. 35mm. With John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask. John Cameron Mitchell writes, directs, and stars in this glam-rock musical based on the beloved off-Broadway show (which since became a Broadway hit). While her ex-boyfriend and former protégé plays her songs at stadium concerts, Hedwig trails him while pursuing a lawsuit, booking her own gigs in dingy, nearby venues. Trailer parks turn to stages in colorful flashbacks as Hedwig sings autobiographical songs about her journey from East Germany, her botched sex-change operation, and the rock success that has eluded her.