Sunday, March 7, 2010

Drag Queens

If I was a guy I would totally dress in drag. I actually plan on being a drag queen for Halloween this year. I really want to wear more glitter than I already do. I love dramatic drag queen make up and their over the top looks.

Last night I finally made time to watch "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" which I got from netflix last week.

I knew a few people who were big fans of the movie - it is very much a cult classic. I was familiar with one of the songs Origin of Love

It is a truly beautiful song that is based on Plato's Symposium. I quickly fell in love with the movie - it was humorous and moving at the same time. I really enjoyed the entire soundtrack. I'm currently rewatching it as I type so I can return it tomorrow, but I do plan on buying it.

Here is the plot summary:
Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to - years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig... but then left with all her songs.

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