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2001’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch is making rounds again in the collective consciousness due to the film’s entry into the Criterion Collection and 4K restoration. A worthy add, I must say.

Cover by Eric Skillman, based on a photo by Miguel Villalobos

The film is based on the stage musical by John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics written by Stephen Trask. I was privileged enough to get a chance to chat with Stephen Trask about the film and music. From our discussions, I realized Hedwig is truly a beautiful, metaphysical text for modern times.

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