About Hedwig and the Angry Inch

(92 minutes)

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 and her band, the Angry Inch (now composed of Eastern Europeans including her husband, Yitzhak), are forced to support themselves by playing in a chain of failing seafood restaurants called Bilgewater’s and other small venues. Meanwhile, Hedwig pursues a copyright lawsuit. In between songs, she reflects on her life’s story through flashbacks and stories told directly to either uninterested restaurant patrons or her small, but loyal group of fans.