Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Directed by John Cameron Mitchell


Keywords: Gender identité, transition, sexual orientation, romantic relationships, music

For: Adults

Trigger warnings: nudity, explicit sexualité


A gender-queer punk-rock singer from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.



Hedwig’s story told through a rock musical carries us into a psychedelic world. Many difficult subjects are tackled with humour. There are many queer characters and, even if the main story is about Hedwig and Tommy, there are many questions about gender identity. This movie is rich with metaphors and concepts that leave the spectators wondering about their significance and representations, even years later. This movie has struck the imagination of its spectators.