I was wishy washy all day about spending 20 bucks to go see Hedwig. Was it going to be like that time I went to see Cat Power after she released “The Greatest” and she basically just played the album cover to cover then a few more songs at the end? (Still awesome). Was it going to be like the movie or its own thing? Would I be able to sit through two hours without having to pee too much?
Good news, folks, it was TOTALLY WORTH IT and you should probably go tomorrow night for their last performance. If you haven’t seen Hedwig then you’ll be a little lost but still entranced. If you did see it a long time ago and can’t remember it all you’ll be so psyched to remember all those songs. 20 bucks can be easily justified by “well, it’s just one bill so it’s not that much” or “I just won’t go out to eat three times this weekend,” or “Oh, the fam will just have to eat vegetarian (aka carrots, lettuce and celery only) this week,”
On a very related note – I will now be explaining and justifying everything through tracks from the score, which is also known as my “Hedwig Barometer.” i.e. The reason marriage equality should exist is because “when the earth was still flat and the clouds made of fire and the mountains stretched up the sky sometimes higher folks roamed the earth like big rolling kegs…” and any number of reasons that candy and sex are inextricably linked.
I need to find my red glitter lipstick and blue eyeshadow, but for now you can enjoy with me famous trans movie endings that make me cry: