Hedwig and the Angry Inch ★★★½

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a polarizing experience. On the one hand, its rock music did not appeal to me at all personally, and the entire storyline is slight and it serves as the background to everything else here. It’s an esoteric movie for better and for worse. But on the other hand, the imagery is admittedly intriguing, the central protagonist is so interesting and the movie’s memorably artistic at times. John Cameron Mitchell delivered both in the acting and in the directorial chair.