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Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig (2006)

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One record producer, the creators of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and top indie rock artists come together to create a tribute album benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the ... See full summary »


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One record producer, the creators of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and top indie rock artists come together to create a tribute album benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk School- the first accredited high school in the country for LGBTQ youth. "Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig" weaves the compelling, courageous stories of four students at this controversial school with a unique chronicle of the yearlong creation of "Wig in a Box," the album whose songs poignantly echo these teens' struggles and aspirations. Audiences around the world became instant "Hed-Heads" as Hedwig, like everyone who was ever young, questions "The Origin of Love," dreams of a "Sugar Daddy," feels like a "Freak" and curses a "Wicked Little Town." Meanwhile, the little known Harvey Milk School for at-risk youth, operating for 20 years in New York City's East Village quickly became the subject of international news when it received official accreditation and financial support from ... Written by Rainlake Productions

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One record producer, the creators of a cult film classic and some of the most influential indie rockers record a benefit album for a controversial LGBTQ youth center in New York City. "Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig" documents the stories of four teens, echoing their struggles and aspirations with the music from the rock drama "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".





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Story of the making of a tribute album is a glorious portrait that will give hope to everyone who sees it
24 September 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is the story of the recording of "Wig in a Box" which was a tribute album featuring the music of the show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" that was a benefit for the Harvey Milk School. The Harvey Milk School is a school primarily for gay, lesbian or trans-gendered kids in New York City. The story of the recording of the album is inter-cut with the story of four kids who go to the school.

I loved the show of "Hedwig" when I saw it in New York. It was an earth shaking, life affirming experience. The story of a transsexual semi-rock star looking for love is ultimately one that we all can relate to.It has a score that is absolutely one of the best ever written for the stage. I turned on several people to the show by playing them the score. The music for me has become part of my life so when the tribute album came out I snapped it up. Now to be able to see how the album came together is a treat. Here are people who understood what made the play and the songs resonate through everyone who ever came upon them.

Adding a glorious dimension to the film is that they have taken the lives of four kids who are in their way Hedwigs, and shown them just trying to get by and thrive in their worlds. Its a wonderful portrait of some kids who thought they were outsiders and who found a place to not only belong but to allow them to accept themselves. Its moving beyond words.

SEE this movie.

For those of you who have never seen the show of "Hedwig", this is movie will make you feel the way the show did(not the movie,the show-this is what the movie should have been)

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