“GLORIOUS… a film everyone should see!” – The Huffington Post
An awesome queer youth rock story with an all-star cast: Rufus Wainwright, Cyndi Lauper, Sleater-Kinney, Ben Folds, YokoOno, The Breeders, Yo La Tengo, and more.
“Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig” weaves the compelling, courageous stories of four students at New York’s controversial Harvey Milk School with a unique chronicle of the yearlong creation of “Wig in a Box,” the album whose songs poignantly echo these teens’ struggles and aspirations. Audiences around the world became instant “Hed Heads” as Hedwig, like everyone who was ever young, questions “The Origin of Love,” dreams of a “Sugar Daddy,” feels like a “Freak” and curses a “Wicked Little Town.”
Meanwhile, the little known Harvey Milk School, a part of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, is a school for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and curious kids, operating for 20 years in New York City’s East Village, quickly became the subject of international news when it received accreditation and financial support from NYC. A furious controversy over public funding ignite passionate self-determination from the kids and a deeper commitment from the artists who them-selves know what it’s like to be outside the mainstream.
Through a dramatic and vibrant combination of verité documentation, student video diaries, and rare in-studio scenes of artists recording tracks, Follow My Voice offers a powerful look at this unlikely intersection of youth, gender and rock. Includes Yoko Ono, Rufus Wainwright, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Folds, The Breeders, Yo La Tengo, John Cameron Mitchell, They Might Be Giants and more.
Awards & Quotes
“INSPIRATIONAL, MOVING . . . an infectious concoction!” – New York Downtown Express
“You’ll be angry if you miss this one.” – San Francisco Bay Times
“For the Future of gay culture, check out the documentary Follow My Voice.” – Washington Blade
Five Stars! – Tribeca Film Festival
- Reunion Featurette
- Music Videos: "Wig in A Box," "You Say When A Wall is Ready to Come Down," "Wicked Little Town (2 versions)
- Featurette: "Kevin's Story from NCLR"
- Scene Selection
- Dolby 2.0