Hedwig And The Angry Inch
USA, 2001, 95 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Black Comedy, Cult, GLBT, Musical, Romance
Preceded by the short film CASTING PEARLS:
Casting Pearls illustrates the difficulties transsexual women face in Hollywood via a hectic series of auditions endured by a transsexual actress. Calpernia Addams stars as 'The Actress' who weathers the difficult process with determination and professionalism, showing that decades of bias can't hold back the real contributions of transgender people to the arts and media.
Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to - years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig... but then left with all her songs.
DIRECTOR: John Cameron Mitchell
Principal Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shore, Stephen Trask
US Distributor: Fine Line Features
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