The Artistic director & Cinematography of this film was very beautiful and the music was actually very catchy and good. I loved how each song helped tell more of the story and I loved the reversal of the gender roles in two of the main characters I did actually understand the message in the end when things start to shed and change but I enjoyed the film and the story. 3.5
John Cameron Mitchell bares his soul in this personal, bizarre, emotional, devastating, brilliant, wonky musical memoir that interweaves hand drawn animation, dreams, live music, and deep soul searching. It's a wonderfully kinetic and authentic film that feels like a combo of John Waters and Baz Luhrmann. JCM adapted the script from his own book, stars, and directs in one of the most astonishing directorial debuts.
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.