Hedwig and the Angry Inch
In the face of adversity, a transgender performer re-invents herself as a rock diva.
Dir John Cameron Mitchell
With John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor
Hansel wants to marry an American soldier to get a US passport and flee East Germany, but when his sex re-assignment surgery goes wrong, she (now Hedwig) is left with an inch of skin between her legs (the angry inch). And so she does what anyone would do in this situation: she re-invents herself as a rock diva. This is the stuff that trailblazing cult musicals are made of – a great rock soundtrack, ultimate camp and real heart.
Also available on BFI Player.
The screening on Wednesday 6 November will be introduced by critic Ben Walters.