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.
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'How did some slip of a girly boy from communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you?' Great adaptation of the stage show that rocked off Broadway by Stephen Trask that starred Mitchell in a career making turn. The intimacy and sense of danger may be missing but otherwise this is 'Hedwig' in all it's glory. Mitchell is just incredible as is the song score. *****
The film moves forward rather quickly. I suppose that has to do with the way the songs come at you. I feel there needed to be more time between them since the format is not fluid. The ending is not conclusive enough; sometimes ambiguity works, but here it feels unfinished. Aside from that, it's fun and deep. Hedwig is not perfect, but then again, no one is. This makes her character all the more complex and realistic.
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.
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.
mandatory viewing for anyone else who thought they wanted to be a boy as a child and then thought they were lesbian all throughout adolescence and then hit their twenties and fell in love with a man and needed years of therapy to accept that shit is complicated and life is short
thank you, hedwig robinson