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Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003)

Documentary on the making of the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001).


Laura Nix


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Credited cast:
Peter Askin Peter Askin ... Self
Ashley Bachner Ashley Bachner ... Self
Stephen Bachner Stephen Bachner ... Self
Kevin Cahoon ... Self
Francis Ford Coppola ... Self
Frank G. DeMarco Frank G. DeMarco ... Self
Mistress Formika Mistress Formika ... Self
Amy Henkels Amy Henkels ... Self
Emily Hubley Emily Hubley ... Self
Perry James Perry James ... Self
Joan Jett ... Self
Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Self (as Donovan Leitch)
Theodore Liscinski Theodore Liscinski ... Self
Ann Magnuson ... Self
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Documentary on the making of the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001).

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A very good documentary.
17 April 2003 | by edwardlambertiSee all my reviews

This is a documentary account of the development of Hedwig and the Angry Inch from John Cameron Mitchell's original idea, through the stage show, to the movie. The producer-director Laura Nix has complied interviews with all the key personnel, such as Hedwig writer-director-star Mitchell, composer Stephen Trask, actress Miriam Shor, Mitchell's parents, and others. These are mixed with terrific footage of Hedwig stage performances, all the more thrilling for having been shot by amateur filmmakers at the time, and behind-the-scenes glimpses.

John Cameron Mitchell comes across as talented, articulate, and enormously charismatic; and this documentary manages to be entertaining and informative as well as being very clear-eyed about the creative process from which Hedwig grew. I especially enjoyed the stretch which depicted the transformation of a dilapidated hotel in New York City into a theatre. This is a very good documentary which transcends its 'DVD extra' origins to become a fascinating film in its own right.

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