Running time: 91 minutes
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask,Miriam Shore, Michael Pitt
This was a movie I had heard so much about but did not want to watch because I’m not a big fan of musicals. Well I finally got around to it and all I could think of was why did I wait so long??
This 2001 movie, based on the stage muscial of the same name, is simply about Hedwig, a transsexual performer who claims his/her songs was stolen by a current young rockstar but no one believes her/him. What then follows is a funny-as-hell tale which is at times sad and reminds us that that everyone has a good side and a bad side (including Hedwig, whose bad side can be really really bad) and truly no is perfect.The acting is great, the characters are well developed and glam rock soundtrack amazing. It’s a great film which anyone should watch.
Favourite Quote: “When it comes to huge openings, a lot of people think of me” – Hedwig