Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • R
  • 1h 35m
  • 2001
Certified Fresh93%
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After falling in love with a U.S. Army sergeant, an East Berlin boy named Hansel undergoes a sex-change operation so that he can legally marry his beloved. But the operation is botched, leaving the boy less than a man, but not quite a woman. Deserted in a Kansas trailer park, the boy/girl, now named Hedwig, reinvents himself/herself as a rock star. Based on the hit off-Broadway musical.

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Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: Hedwig and the Angry Inch may very well be the next Rocky Horror midnight movie. It not only knows how to rock, but Hedwig's story has an emotional poignancy.
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Common Sense Says
Poignant transsexual musical brims with wit, adult themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the main character in this energetic musical is a man who has undergone a botched sex change operation and lives life as a sort of drag queen rock star. Sexual dancing, innuendo, profanity, and tension thread through the entire film, including discussion of prostitution and oral sex. One scene includes brief, loveless intercourse where bodies are covered by a sheet, and another indicates an offscreen sexual act involving a hand. A couple scenes show male nudity from behind, and one segment shows illustrations of naked, non-sexual men and women.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:July 20, 2001
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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