Hedwig And the Angry Inch

Movie • 2001 • Comedy  

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Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, inhabiting a “beautiful gender of one.”
This movie contains 26 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
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heath69
One could interpret Hedwig's mother as abusive/negligent, but it's up to one's interpretation of her.
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Is someone stalked?
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_Loser_Rat_
Hedwig stalks all of her ex-boyfriends shows so she can get gigs nearby
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heath69
Hedwig's husband manipulates and cheats on her, and she verbally degrades her own husband and bandmates. There is also a scene where she hits Tommy and calls him a "sissy"
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Anonymous
I think it's implied but not shown. Just the dad laying down with the son and then the mum yelling at the Dad
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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heath69
Hedwig drinks heavily throughout
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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minxxfur
Implied SA by father to child, and Hedwig starts a relationship with a 17 year old. Although I’m unsure if she was a minor at the time, Hedwig was also groomed by an adult man, shown through the metaphor of candy. It could potentially be triggering regardless of her age due to that and the large age gap.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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heath69
No, but SA is implied at the beginning of the movie.
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Is someone restrained?
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kyrlicious
*she, the main character is a woman
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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trashbirdfilmwatcher
Implied body horror, but never shown on screen directly.
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Is there amputation?
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Lesmof
Unseen Castration
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Lesmof
A major part of the story is the toll a botched sex change surgery had on Hedwig
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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heath69
There is a montage of East Berlin with several kind-of violent videos, someone is falling, but it cuts away before he lands.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Lesmof
Hedwigs husband leaves her for a man
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Lesmof
During a flashback scene lights flash and a loud scream is played to signify the sex change surgery, this is startling and may be upsetting
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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heath69
If I remember correctly, during a big fight scene in a diner, someone MIGHT spit; there are mentions of spitting throughout
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
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Hedwigs first husband who is bisexual leaves her for a young man
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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zincmanganese
It isn't clear if it's a hospital but there are a couple of seconds that are clearly in some kind of medical practice.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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heath69
Hedwig has PTSD and she exhibits abusive behaviors, but the film never makes excuses for her, or makes these behaviors look acceptable.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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fraisierdesbois
Eating sounds. I don't know why people are voting "no"
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Lesmof
Hedwigs mother made her listen to the radio in an open oven as a kid, the scene that shows this may be uncomfortable
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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SalyxWoodbine
There is some hand held camera work, but I am VERY sensitive to shaky cam and this doesn’t bother me.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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Lesmof
Multiple moments occur where Hedwig is talking directly to the audience
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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TheCassandraComplex
A crude illustration during the buildup to The Origin Of Love.
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Are there abortions?
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TheCassandraComplex
Yes, there definitely are. Two babies. One of the band members holds his infant while the band discuss their tour in the hotel room. In the flashback about how Hedwig and Tommy met, Hedwig is babysitting Tommy’s infant sibling.
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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heath69
Nothing super explicit, but there are references to Hitler and Nazi Germany, as the protagonist did grow up in communist east Berlin. There is a swastika on her cape at the beginning of the movie, but it is discarded shortly after, and during the "Sugar Daddy" scene, she does a Nazi salute.
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TheCassandraComplex
The main character is trans/nb and a drag performer and they make self-depreciating jokes.
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Is there hate speech?
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trashmouthtozier
A homophobic slur is hurled at the band by an audience member during a performance.
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heath69
+ a black man is portrayed as manipulative and disloyal
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
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Metta
the main character is around 30 and a partner is 17
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Sex
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heath69
Not very explicit, but yes
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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TheCassandraComplex
Last scene has the main character walking naked down a dark alley, seen from behind, buttocks very visible.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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_Loser_Rat_
None are shown, but one is implied
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Sexism
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heath69
No, quite the opposite
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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heath69
No, but there are representations of poverty
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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heath69
During the East Berlin montage there are videos of violent cops with guns. IDK if that counts
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