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Gay As in Hysterically Funny: Hedwig And The Angry Inch (15)
+ LIVE MUSICAL DRAG PERFORMANCEs from The Ambigious-A and BopaRhys
Dir. John Cameron Mitchell
95 mins, 2001, USA
English and German
Hedwig is a transsexual rocker who has had her fair share of bad luck and has now fallen to stalking rock star Tommy Gnosis (Michael Pitt). Hedwig and Tommy first met in the early 1990s, when he was a 17-year-old nobody, and they quickly embarked upon a passionate love affair; but Tommy’s difficulties with Hedwig’s body soon got the better of him, he ran away with a batch of her songs and made it big in the world of rock. Now Hedwig has returned to redress the balance, and when Tommy stops to pick her up in his limousine, it seems she might finally have her chance….
The Ambiguous-A is the world’s number one half-Greek-half-Jew-ex-Jehovah’s-witness-accountant Drag act! Absurd, amoral, and always ambiguous, their musical comedy stylings will be sure to prod your special area.
BopaRhys is everyone’s favourite auntie. Hailing from the South Welsh Valleys BopaRhys learnt how to tell a joke, by hanging out with the Meals on Wheels delivery women in back rooms of Treherbert Rugby Club. Equal parts heart and venom topped off with some great pins, and the budget for costume that a zero-hour contract allows.
Presented in partnership with Queer Film Network tour as part of the BFI Comedy Genius season and Exeter Pride.
QFN is a strategic Film Hub Wales project and receives support from the BFI Film Audience Network.
BFI Comedy genius is a nationwide season supported by funds from the National Lottery, led by Film Hub Midlands on behalf of the BFI UK Film Audience Network
Venue: EXETER PHOENIX, STUDIO 74