A great glam rock musical with a heart. Hedwig is the at times incredibly sympathetic transsexual underwent a sex-change operation to escape his life in communist Berlin. The sex-change goes wrong leaving her with a "one inch mound of flesh" when she takes off with a G.I to America who then leave her for another boy. Hedwig is broken but takes a liking of a Jesus Freak who has an interest in rock and teaches him everything she knows. However, soon betrayed again she follows in pursuit touring with her band 'The Angry Inch' after the man she still loves. Hedwig has great music, its fun, fresh and genuinely a good story. The film challenges gender barriers and allows the audience to understand that they do not have to be held back from there dreams, that there is hope for everyone, and to never give up on what you love and to always be yourself.