JESSICA WILLIAMS fucking RULES. her hair! look at her fucking hair. do you see many funny women on tv in such important roles? do you see ANY funny women of color? let alone women of color with such badass hair?
I’ll just say it: This is not great. I think NPH is a funny, talented dude, but I also think he’s kind of a misogynist with bad taste (see: the “Amy Winehouse corpse” cake he and David had a party before her body was even cold in the ground). I don’t know if I can see him fully embracing the feminine side of Hedwig and making it a deep, multi-faceted portrayal that’s not just “gay man in a wig.”
You know who should get this part, though? Jerrick “Jinkx Monsoon” Hoffer, who’s played Hedwig with aplomb several times on the west coast.