I took a modern lit course in university and discovered the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hedwig is a boy in Soviet East Germany who meets an American GI. There’s a little surgery involved so the GI can marry him and take him to America. After the GI leaves, Hedwig becomes the drag queen lead singer of the band “The Angry Inch”.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch feature super catchy song lyrics that tackle issues like heartbreak, transgenderism and politics. Oh and it’s a whole lot of fun (and costume changes!).
Due to my travels, I won’t get a chance to catch the show in Toronto running from January 9th to 27th at Drake Underground. Boooooo! Please go see Hedwig for me.
Here’s one of my fav songs from the song as performed in the movie version of the musical: