If you get it....this film could change your life

I'm starting to wonder if I should have two blogs now. One for my review and giveaways and one that is really about things I dig and things I wanna share. But I don't think I'll have the time so some of yous are just going to have to bear with the mixture and if I can open a few people's tastes along the way then cool, if not then eff it.

I am a HUGE HUGE movie freak. I can't describe my love for movies in words. It almost exceeds my love for music. When I was younger I dreamed of being a film maker...honestly I still do, but that train obviously left the station a long time ago and will never happen. So in a dream world I would be a world famous screen writer and film-maker. I feel like I am constantly making a movie in my head and I use films to heal myself, change my mood, and just make me plain happy. I want to introduce those who may not know of it, to a little film called "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". I know I have a lot of stories that relate to me being in rehab (what can I say I've been a treatment one time too many) but this one is really special to me. The first time I went to an impatient facility (which was not fun but if I knew what kind of places were in my future, this place would seem like the four seasons in comparison), I did a lot of movie watching when I got home. My body had just went through hell and all I could do was sit on the couch and watch films. I came across Hedwig in the video store and had always passed it by before, wanting to rent it, but something always stopped me for some reason before. So I felt compelled to watch it and 3 minutes into the movie I already knew it would become one of my most dear favorite films of all times. I think I watched it like 30 times in that week, bought the soundtrack, and learned everything I could about the creator John Cameron Mitchell.
I don't want to give away the plot but the movie was so touching and life changing that I would sit and think about it's meaning for hours. Thats when you know a film is good...when it makes you think about it and it haunts you way after the DVD is done playing. The music is incredible and the concept is like no other. It originally was a play that had a HUGE cult following and now it's a film with a HUGE cult following. I highly recommend you at least give this film a chance. For the morally squeamish, you might be appalled at first and I'm sorry for you in that sense, but maybe if you just open your mind a little bit this movie can change you in ways you never imagined. I've included my two fav clips for your viewing pleasure...




3 comments:

Suz said...

I LOVE Hedwig. Great movie, and one of my favorites.

ethnically ambiguous said...

I LOVED this movie! "How did some slip of a girly boy from communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you? "

Grammymouse said...

I have heard the name of this movie, but knew nothing about it...
I watched the clips... looks interesting, on my too check out list.
And as far as making a separate blog, I would vote no.. I became a follower not just because of 'giveaways', but because of your style & different views that you are brave enough to post. (that inspires me, I might just be brave like that when I grow up) You can never please everyone, so if someone doesn't like a post, they can leave, or delete or not read anymore.... isn't that is want is great about personal identity, many are afraid to be different... it IS a hard road to take. I was considered weird & differnt by the 'in' crowd growing up & probably still even at age 52 ( almost 53)... do I care??? I would have to be honest & say, yes I would love for everyone I meet to 'like' me... that is a part of human nature... but can I really expect it or will it happen?? no.... we are uniquely individual and made that way... and luckily we can still express ourselves as individuals freely today.... and I would fight to keep that freedom. otherwise I guess we would become mindless minions or robots... and what fun would that be!?!!
Be who you are !
JMHO....