Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theatre hit, this is the story of an ‘internationally ignored’ rock singer, Hedwig. Surviving a botched sex change, she search for love and liberation through her songs.
Absolutely hilarious, but sadly so, in a laughing-through-tears way. Mitchell is fantastic as Hedwig (I want to party with him/her!) and really draws in the audience. The subject matter is much deeper than it first seems; I had to watch this film for many classes already, and it always brings apart comparisons and analyses of self-identity. Its nature makes it accessible to everyone.
Hedwig changed my life. Mitchell portrays her story of love, life, and loneliness in such aching terms with incredibly clever allegories. The dialogue is brilliant, and every time I watch it, I find something more to love. The sets, costumes, and acting are flawless. The music and animation couldn't be more perfect. If you can keep an open mind, watch this movie because you will get something out of it.
Sabe quando você procrastina um filme por anos e anos e quando, finalmente, assiste tem vontade de se chutar por ter procrastinado? Então, é isso que eu tô sentindo depois de terminar Hedwig. Lindo e com uma das trilhas sonoras mais legais da história.