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OKAY EVERYBODY, SING YOUR INCH OUT

At the top of 2010 with endless “best films of the decade” lists whizzing by, one movie from the naughties that has turned up on a few lists but not nearly as many as it should is 2001’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch , John Cameron Mitchell’s adaptation of his own acclaimed off-Broadway musical (songs penned with Stephen Trask) about a never-was German transsexual glam goddess and her long-standing beef with the dim-bulb boyfriend who stole her dreams of rock & roll. While the renaissance of the musical was bandied about as a trend, and bigger, glossier films like Moulin Rouge! and Chicago got all the attention, it’s Hedwig — and Mitchell’s hilarious, heartbreaking, unforgettable performance — that remains the most wildly original musical to come down the pike in dog’s years. This Friday at the Nuart, the Hedwig and the Angry Inch Shadow-Cast & Sing-Along — featuring the excellent L.A.-based tribute troupe Rainbow Carnage — returns to the Nuart at midnight to get their wigs out of the box and tear that mother down. If you’re a Hedwig virgin, it might not be the best way to grok the film in all its glory, but if you’re already a fan, unmissable. Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A.; Fri., Jan. 15; $10.50. (310) 473-8530. —Nicole Campos
Fri., Jan. 15, 11:59 p.m., 2010

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