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08/09/2003 Archived Entry: "Hedwig Redux"
Posted by CKL @ 01:11 AM PST

Just watched Hedwig and the Angry Inch on DVD. Great movie. I understand why some reviewers have complained that the movie soundtrack album is positively drowsy when compared to recordings of the stage show, but I disagree. The movie makes use of cinematic grammars-- fast cuts, animations, explicit flashbacks-- that would be impossible in a live show, and the unrelenting punk music of the theatrical version would have overpowered those images. It's a tricky balancing act, but it works.

I'm still tripping out over the fact that John Cameron Mitchell, who wrote, directed, and stars as the titular drag queen, once played an evil nerd on MacGyver. I'll get over it.

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