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
this movie is fucking spectacular. i usually dislike a lot of musicals, but oh my lord the way they pull it off makes it seem so natural (not bc hedwig is a musician). the soundtrack was killer. i really did fall in love with hedwig's character and i think the story is moving and interesting. although im still kinda confused on hedwig's gender identity, i'm glad she was happy with herself at the end.
'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. *****
Definitivamente un filme de culto. Hedwig, el cantante producto de un síntoma político, sexual y cultural. Las letras de sus canciones lo dicen todo. Cameron Mitchell tiene buen genio para componer la biografía de su personaje siguiendo una sincronía que de paso contempla la evolución del protagonista. Las secuencias finales son de lejos lo más curioso del filme. ¿Una especie de alegoría sobre esa mitad ausente?
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.
The story is compelling and will leave you with a whole new perspective on the nature of "true love". It's one of those films that full of flashbacks, and so even though events may seem disjointed at first, you eventually learn how everything falls into place and why every moment they recall in Hedwig's life is in regards to what's currently happening to her.