Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch thoughtfully tells the story of Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell), a genderqueer rock star attempting to reclaim their music from their former lover/bandmate, Tommy Gnosis (Michael Pitt), turned famous rock star. Swinging between the Hedwig’s intimate memories and surreal present-day, Hedwig breathes new life into the musical genre and explores themes of longing, loss, and self-love/acceptance.
Directed by John Cameron Mitchell, 2001, 90 minutes, R.
Content Warning: This film contains potentially triggering content.
Tags: heterosexism, sexual and gender slurs, emotional abuse, implied child abuse, profanity, sexual innuendo, partial nudity, body dysmorphia.
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