|Title:||Hedwig and the Angry Inch|
|Director:||John Cameron Mitchell|
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|11.10.05||DVR||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2005|
What do you follow up Hitchcock and camp sci-fi with? Transgender Rock Opera of course! I guess that's really a genre with only two entries but still... why do the good ones have to be transgender? I always have to check my masculinity at the door, especially with Hedwig because, in the right outfit, John Cameron Mitchell looks too much like a girl. I don't like it. at least he didn't shave his pits. Speaking of... Michael Pitt really creeps me out. Everybody seems to like him but i totally don't. Ugh.
This is also the second movie in my little marathon that the band Girls Against Boys has been a part of. Awesome! I have emerging patterns just like QT6 and FantasticFest! Maybe next year I should invite some friends over for the occasion of this site's anniversary and let other people in on the goodness that's going on right here right now. Of course then I'd have to put on more than my boxers to watch the movies... and worry about Pringles crumbs falling all over myself instead of being the kind of total slob that living alone lets you be. Nah, screw that.
Anyway, I had a really good time with this movie, tranny guilt aside. The music was really good and it was actually constructed and directed very well. In particular i loved the shot of young Hedwig jumpin gon his bed and rocking out to music on American radio. That kid is awesome! Also, John Cameron Mitchell has a great "what the hell is going on here" look... I'd like to see him (not dressed in drag) playing a straight man (no pun intended... unless you laughed) to some goofball like Ferrell or someone like that so we can see him give disapproving looks all the time. He did a little spot for IFC where he's at a stop light and some crazy living-in-a-movie woman drives up next to him and he acts creeped out by her living-in-a-movie-ness... He was really good in that.
So I'm winding down now... a quick trip for some late-night Wendy's and the penultimate film of the Blog/DVR fest is...