Happy Hour #45: Podcast In A Box – ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
In This Episode
Make way for the sideways grimace that is ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch!’ This time around the gang are chatting about the creation of Hedwig in the queercore scene in New York, identify the mythicality which is so prevalent in the show and the representation of trans rights in musical theatre.
If you’ve never had a chance to experience ‘Hedwig’ live, then the movie is a great way for you to enjoy it!
Darren Criss came under fire for some comments he made whilst in character, here’s what he had to say in response.
If you’re at all fascinated by the corner of queer culture and the 80s punk scene then look no further than the documentary about the club where it all began!
Our biggest question this time around was simply is Hedwig transphobic? Might be a simple question, but there’s no simple answer. Also, Do you think ‘Hedwig’ works in a big ol’ Broadway house? Or does need it that dive-bar intimate environment? Let us know what you think over on Reddit!
Listen to Jimi’s plea – go support your local drag queens! Got one that you love? Give them a shout out in 140 characters.
AN ELEVATING QUIZ QUESTION
Which musical, surprisingly, was inspired by a story about a broken elevator, that one of the author’s made up to appease his child?