Hedwig and the Angry Inch! - An SDMB Musical thread

Sorry guys, this OP is going to be weak. I am in the middle of moving and I just haven’t had time to compose a proper OP.

That being said, I don’t think this movie needs much in the way of OP. So let’s have at it!

The movie rocks, the music is awesome, it is a good play but I think a better flick. It raises some issues, makes you cry makes you laugh. I have 0 problems with anything about Hedwig.

What say you all?

It’s one of the only musicals I actually enjoy, the other notable one being “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Maybe I only like musicals about sexual perversion?

Bonus fact: I actually saw this movie for the first time in Junction City, KS, where much of the movie is set.

You did mean this to go in Cafe Society, right? Reported this for ya. :slight_smile:

Crap, where did I put it?

Oh well, thanks.

Games Room. No biggie!

Something useful to add: Hedwig… is available on Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” service. I’ve never seen it, as for some reason I associate/conflate it with Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which I also associate with Baz Luhrmann, and I’m kinda over him*, but this might be a good time as any to give it a whirl.

  • I know this seems a really weird reason not to see a movie when in fact neither movie is even by Baz Lurhmann. I don’t claim to be very logical!

Really love this movie… and oddly, even though it was done constantly when I lived in Seattle, I never did see it live.

Give it a whirl. It’s pretty awesome, and well worth seeing for the music alone.

Take a look at Origin of Love, one of the better songs and sequinces in the film. (YouTube link)

Wow! That’s the sexiest episode of Schoolhouse Rock ever! :smiley:

No seriously, that was fun. Good song and performance. I will check out Hedwig. (Plus, it’s free, what’s the harm?)

I was going to mention its Free-ness on Netflix Instant, especially since I’ve had it in my queue for a while now, able to stream to the TV via Roku.

It’s a good movie with great music. I especially love the Tommy Gnosis reprise of “Wicked Little Town,” as he gets a cosmic smack to the forehead with what he’s done to poor Hedwig.

I saw it on my first visit to New York back in 1997. I had never heard of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but we had gotten free tickets for the show, as we were doing a story for the college paper about grads going off to Broadway to audition for shows, and while we were there we interviewed John Cameron Mitchell, who was a graduate of Northwestern. That night, I had a choice of either seeing the Lion King on Broadway, or to go to this off-Broadway show I had never heard anything of before the Mitchell interview. I opted for the latter and, boy, was I in for a treat. I actually enjoy musicals just fine, but the show was simply incredible. More-or-less a one-man performance with great music, manic energy, and a fun storyline. When the movie came out, I thought there was no way it could capture the energy of the show, but, I must admit, they did a very good job with the movie. I still far prefer the live performance, but the movie is an acceptable substitute.

I make pretty much everyone who comes to my house watch this movie - I just love it. Every component of it seems to work so well: the storyline is captivating, thoughtful, and well-paced; the sets are awesome; the acting is by turns hilarious and touching, and always honest; and of course the music is amazing. I wanted to dance to Origin of Love at my wedding, but the DJ lost the disc.

I love this movie, too. If anyone has an eMusic subscription, the album is there.

Hedwig has some good music in it, and I like the scene in the seafood resturaunt that goes awry.

I’ve never seen the stage production, but I’ve seen the movie a few times and really like it. Origin of Love is a phenomenal song, both lyrically and production-wise; if it had been done by a rock star it would definitely have been a hit.

I love the opening – it so totally smacks you in the face with “okay, we’re in Hedwig-land now.”

This is one of two soundtrack CDs I’ve bought that have spent substantial amounts of time on the playlist – i.e., they’re great as albums, not just as soundtracks. (The other is the soundtrack to Once.) What’s interesting is that the “soundtrack” album isn’t actually from the movie soundtrack – these are slightly different versions of all the songs. Nothing significant, I don’t think, but that’s always the second thing I need to get oriented on when the movie starts. Does anyone know why?

A note on the bandanna-wearing husband/boyfriend (?) with the 'stache – I had watched the movie at least three or four times before I processed the fact that he is played by a woman.
This is #3 on my list of all-time favorite musicals – Top Hat and All that Jazz are nos. 1 and 2. People who keep track of my foibles will be struck by the fact that this is a dance-free movie, and yet it rates so high. :smiley:

The crowd surfing scene at the end didn’t clue you in?

Failure to pay attention, I guess.

Yeah, they needed a male character but wanted a female voice. If you watch the deleted scenes, Yitzhak’s motivations make a lot more sense.

The first time I saw this one, I was into it from the start. Then we got to the “Wig in a Box” scene, and when the side of the trailer dropped down to make a stage I almost fell out of my chair. It was just so perfect - trashy, but glamorous.

I’m finally getting around to watching this musical. My life has been slightly insane. The music is growing on me–it’s just not my style.

I just watched the “Wig in a Box” scene, which is especially noteworthy today because of the lyric about Farrah Fawcett hair, in a week where she passed away and her famous hair was one of the big things mentioned repeatedly. (Farrah Fawcett was a trifle before my time. Although, I’m generally oblivious enough to celebrities that I may be wrong on that. )