Out on Film presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch next Thursday night

The 2001 gender bending, frolicking, hysterical rock musical has become a cult classic.

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Following up last month’s screening of “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar,” the second of the Virginia Queer Film Festival’s Out on Film series is Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Zeiders American Dream Theater on Thursday, September 21.

The film–a cult classic and award-winning Broadway show–is a musical comedy-drama film written for the screen and directed by John Cameron Mitchell and based on Mitchell’s and Stephen Trask’s 1998 stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The film tells the  story of the “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig Robinson and her search for stardom and love as she tours the country with her band.

The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970s glam rock style of David Bowie (who co-produced the Los Angeles production of the show), as well as the work of John Lennon and early punk performers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.

The film won the Best Director and Audience Awards at the Sundance Film Festival as well as Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Mitchell received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the Premiere magazine Performance of the Year Award.

In 2014, the show saw its first Broadway incarnation with Neil Patrick Harris in the lead, opening that April at the Belasco Theatre and winning the year’s Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Out on Film Presented by David Nygaard is a year-round schedule of full length LGBTQ+ films curated from a comprehensive collection of wide release feature films and documentaries and screened in Hampton Roads participating theaters and other venues.

WANT TO GO?

WHEN: 7:30 PM, September 21, at Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Beach

TICKETS $12 general admission$10 Senior/Mil/Student, $9 obstructed view. Available at
thez.org or at the door.