The Story Of Hedwig
A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs.
Joan Jett is featured in the original feature-length documentary "Whether You Like It Or Not: The Story Of Hedwig." This documentary is included in the bonus features on the DVD "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" ONLY. Included in the documentary are a few minutes of Jett onstage with Hedwig February 1999 and Joan is thanked in the closing credits.
Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig Robinson/Hansel), Michael Pitt (Tommy Gnosis), Miriam Shor (Yitzhak), Stephen Trask (Skszp), Theodore Liscinski (Jacek), Rob Campbell (Krzysztof), Michael Aronov (Schlatko), Andrea Martin (Phyllis Stein), Ben Mayer-Goodman (Hansel 6 Years Old), Alberta Watson (Hansel's Mom/Hedwig Schmitt), Gene Pyrz (Hansel's Dad), Karen Hines (Tommy's Publicist), Max Toulch (Goth Menses Boy), Maurice Dean Wint (Sgt. Luther Robinson), Ermes Blarasin (Fat Man), Sook-Yin Lee (Kwahng-Yi), Maggie Moore (Trailer Park Neighbor), Renatta Options (Tranny Hooker)
Written by: John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask
Runtime: 95 min
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