A drag queen rock star escapes from East Berlin and pursues his ex-boyfriend who stole his songs.
I found this film both bizarre and heartfelt. The subject matter lends itself to extremes in both filmmaking and performance, and writer/director/star John Cameron Mitchell commits so fully to these extremes that the film is often so hypnotic that one gets lost in the ride. By the same token, he doesn't deviate from a very human story about the search for love in the face of rejection and alienation.
I did think, however, that some of the songs detracted from, rather than added to, the film's central story, with the main love song being the exception.
Overall, if you have a choice of transvestite rock and roll films, and you're choosing between Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Breakfast on Pluto, choose Hedwig.