Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Synopsis: Hedwig, born male as Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a Gender Confirmation Surgery in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to - years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig - but then left with all her songs.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Production: New Line Cinema
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 28 wins & 32 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

But now you're

interested, huh?

Intrigued, even?

How did some...

slip of a girly-boy

from Communist East Berlin

become the internationally

ignored song stylist

barely standing

before you?

That's what I want to talk about

tonight, ladies and gentlemen.

I don't wanna talk

about sudden, undeserved

commercial success.

I don't wanna talk

about betrayal,

I don't wanna talk

about my lawsuit

against a certain

rock and roll "icon,"

Tommy Gnosis,

who, by some freak

coincidence, is performing

right next door

at Busch Stadium.

And to whom I taught

everything he knows,

and has apparently


about rock & roll!

Yes, this is

Phyllis Stein,

manager of Hedwig

and the Angry Inch.

I've been ho--

"Inch"! Not "Itch."

Let me speak

to Brad, please.

You know I've been holding

for 24 minutes?

Yes, hi, Brad,

this is Phyllis.

So what's going on

with Bilgewater's?

I heard the entire

chain's going under.

Hold on,

hold on a second.

- Hedwig! - We can have a gig

in any Bilgewater's nationwide

with a 24-hour notice?

And they know what kind

of music we play?

Okay, ciao.

People, people,


Tomorrow is

a travel day.

It's a travel day

for Tommy,

so it's a travel day

for us.

Friday, Chicago.


at Soldier Field,

and we're

at Bilgewater's in the mall

down the street.

And the next day,

looks like he's...

basically, he's back

on the bus.



He's doing a record signing.

Why do you feel

the need to lie to me?

Hedwig, please.


I don't think it's going

to help our lawsuit

if you continue to--

if you present

the appearance of stalking.

You know I don't

like that word.

Please listen to me.

How about you don't talk to him,

and I get someone to steal a photo

- of you two together?

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John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell (born April 21, 1963) is an American actor, writer, and director, best known for originating the title role in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and reprising it in the 2001 film adaptation directed by him, as well as for directing the films Shortbus (2006) and Rabbit Hole (2010). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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