Hedwig and the Angry Inch

“Ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not … Hedwig!” Had been wanting to see this show ever since friend Matthew got a gig as the bassist and had to cut his beautiful long locks to look like a ghoulish glam rocker and paint his fingernails black and come home every night with remnants of thick black eyeliner still on. With Amy and Miles out of town, finally got my chance and went for it. This is Rocky Horror for a generation 20 years later. Rock and roll transgender glam rock Plato’s Symposium for people who watched the Berlin wall come down on VH1. Totally outrageous funny wonderful. And did I mention rocking? Kevin Cahoon is explosive. The movie is good too.

Music: David Fiuczynski / John Medeski :: Lillies That Fester

4 Replies to “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

  1. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly recommend it. I saw the original production here in NY with John Cameron Mitchell a few years back, and while I enjoyed it, I found the movie to be all the more pleasurable, especially with the animations by Emily Hubley.

  2. I really thought Hedwig was awful… And not awful-good in the Rocky Horror sense… I just thought it tried too hard to convince me it was entertaining and just fell flat…

    I have even given the movie 3 chances, as people constantly told me how great it was (although I was probably a bit jaded on the second and third viewings)…

  3. Oopsie daisy! I didn’t see your comment about having seen the movie. The eyes are going…

  4. I just thought it tried too hard to convince me it was entertaining

    That’s one way of looking at it… the other is that it’s just “way over the top” … not a genre for those who appreciate the understated, that’s for sure ;) Or maybe you were just in a bad mood that day …

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