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First look at FOX's new Rocky Horror Picture Show

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I reported a while ago (admittedly with a slight distaste in the mouth) that once again a holy piece of art was heading for the remake-block (tm pending). I was, like Trevor on a daily basis, confused and felt lost. You see I love the original movie of Richard O’Brian’s. It is funny, sexy and was way ahead of its time. It also cemented Tim Curry to the history books, much to his subsequent type-casted dismay. Well Fox is nearly finished with its own version of the titular movie and I am still not that sure I am comfortable with a remake. I mean let’s be honest. The movie is an adaptation of the stage play. So this would be a television adaptation/remake of the movie adaptation of the stage play. That’s just too much damn adaptation in one sentence! Anyway, have a look at the new cast and see what you think…

Kenny Ortega of High School Musical fame will  direct the new version with transgender actress Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) taking up the role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. I’m not so sure of the new look though. It isn’t that ‘risque’, not when you compare Curry’s version in the 70’s. Also judging by the just released trailer there is VERY little ‘UMPH’ from Cox’ Have a watch and see what I mean…

Why is Frank-n-Furter wearing a cow? I also think Riff Raff looks like he’s trying too hard to be Richard O’Brian as that is literally a copy of how he meets the poor newly weds… It definitely has CAMP stamped all over it but I must say it also looks, I don’t know, cheap? As in, pantomime-level quality reminding me of a school production. Still, perhaps I am just stuck in the past!

I am not too familiar with the cast, which is a good thing I think; it offers a blank slate of sorts. Alongside Cox will be Ryan McCartan (Brad), Victoria Justice (Janet), Ben Vereen (Dr. Scott), Reeve Carney (Riff Raff), Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia). Christina Milian (Magenta) and Staz Nair as the ‘perfect’ Rocky.

Last Updated: May 17, 2016

7 Comments

  1. You’re so old the past is the only place for you!

    There’s not enough there to make any kind of judgement yet.

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    • RinceThis

      May 17, 2016 at 12:37

      Kettle, pot is calling!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 17, 2016 at 12:57

        I’m confused!

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    • Loraine Atkinson

      May 18, 2016 at 08:28

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  2. Lourens Corleone

    May 17, 2016 at 11:00

    I’m hoping it is great, I mean – camp kinda is the point, here…you are also forgetting that Tim Curry is narrating 😉

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    • RinceThis

      May 17, 2016 at 12:37

      I loved the campness. But from the trailer Cox just looks like meh

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      May 18, 2016 at 08:28

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