TEASER: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Entertainment Weekly recaps:

“It’s not easy having a good time.” These are some of the first words we hear from Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the trailer for Fox’s remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Indeed, judging by Janet (Victoria Justice)’s timid giggle and the short clip we hear of “The Time Warp,” the cast has been hard at work breathing new life into Transsexual, Transylvania. And it looks like a ball.

At the same time, though, the clip — released Monday for Fox’s Upfronts — leaves more to the imagination than Brad (Ryan McCartan) and Janet’s undergarments, as there’s still plenty to see of Reeve Carney (as Riff Raff), Christina Milian (Magenta), Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia), Adam Lambert (Eddie), and Tim Curry (the Narrator).


  • hdtex

    NO.

    • Wayne

      I will even go as far as “Hell, No!”

      • Rex

        OH, HELL, NO.

        • I’ll go as far as OH HELL, HELL NO.

          • jerome72

            HELL TO THE NO SQUARED X 3.14

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    • REBELComx

      In the immortal words of Dr. Furter, “I think we can do better than that!”

  • bkmn

    If you aren’t going to do it better than the original, DON’T.

    • Kelly Lape

      The original is and always shall be the difinitive Horror Show. However, paying tribute through imitation is a theatrical tradition. RHPS has been performed live across the country numberous times. Are any of them better than the original? Is there one live performance that is better than all others?

      Consider “The Producers” Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel are the perfect pair, but so are Broderick and Lane. In fact I enjoy watching both versions on a very regular basis. Both versions have something wonderful to contribute to the story that the other version lacks. Different doesn’t mean better or worse, it merely means different. Quality is your call.

      • lymis

        I agree. As long as they actually do put a different spin on it, even while honoring the original. Too slavish an adaptation tends to go flat.

      • Strepsi

        You have a nice attitude, I like that. The take on this seems too PG (and Laverne seems to be doing a Tim Curry impersonation (and Tim Curry was PER.FEC.TION). But I’ll see it for Annaleigh Ashford and Reeve Carney, they’re hilarious Broadway actors and Reeve can get it any time.
        http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GuIGECKnvug/U435l-

        • Frostbite

          Well, yeah, FOX made for TV is definitely going to be PG and toned down for the masses, it’s not HBO or Showtime doing it. But consider this a “gateway drug”. Show them the tame version, then get them out at midnight to do the timewarp again!

          • clay

            First one is free– next time pay admission for the real deal.

          • Frostbite

            Theater I went to in the 80s, if you dressed up as character you got in for free. Not sure which bathroom you had to use though, I don’t think we cared back then. If your children were out watching RHPS at midnight you had other things to worry about.

          • Strepsi

            Agree! Anything that injects a little positive queerdom into people’s living rooms, I’m on board.

        • Diogenes Onionpants

          That was pretty much my reaction. Mental transcription: “No way, no way,…oh wait, is that Reeve Carney? Ok, maybe.” Probably won’t watch, but if so only for shamelessly shallow interests.

      • Derrick Johns

        Thank you, Kelly.
        Why shouldn’t there be stage revivals or movie remakes. If the production is a hit then fine. If it fails then that’s fine also. But this part is right up Ms Cox”s alley. Let’s give it a try….bitches.

      • clay

        It’s called story-telling, but I’m not sure I trust this telling.

        • Kelly Lape

          You seem to be failing to grasp a fundamental truth about story telling. There are two parties in every story the story teller (narrator is difficult in this context, I’d hate to have the story teller confused with a specific role) and the audience.

          The RHPS belongs in a community viewing environment. On the big screen, not confined to a television and a small group of friends.

          • clay

            good reason not to trust this telling.

          • Marti386

            “The RHPS belongs in a community viewing environment. On the big screen,
            not confined to a television and a small group of friends”

            And that would be because, when you boil it down. Rocky Horror really isn’t a very good movie. In fact, it’s kinda bad. It’s got no plot to speak of, and it’s pretty much just a bunch of bad sci-fi/horror movie tropes tied together with a truly awesome musical score. If it wasn’t for the community viewing thingie, I doubt it would really even be remembered. Anyone remember Shock Treatment?

          • Kelly Lape

            You can’t take 2nd string characters and create a first rate movie. RHPS thrived because of the community. A community that loved the show.

          • Strepsi

            I completely disagree, I think it is a very good movie, with yes an awesome score, and Tim Curry gave one of the best male performances in the history of cinema! But even as a movie I think it came at a pivotal time and, along with other “midnight movies” like Pink Flamingoes, showed the scummy, sexy underside of society as being superior to the filth that is normality. Its plot may be a Sci-Fi parody, but its themes are much deeper, and still resonate.

          • Marti386

            I’m not saying it’s not fun. And the music is great. But rating it as a movie, it’s only so-so. It doesn’t have the depth of Phantom of the Paradise.

          • Marcus J. Hopkins

            I do. And I love them both.

      • Chris

        The live show existed before the movie. The movie is based on the stage version. A broadway show and a film of the same subject are not the same as a remake of an existing film. The Producers on broadway took the film and turned it into a full fledged musical, hardly the same piece.

        • Kelly Lape

          God your so smart. Thanks for sharing facts that add nothing to the conversation except to demonstrate how smart you are. Gee I’m amazed and astounded by your knowledge. What’s your point?

      • Soren456

        I enjoyed both film versions of “Hairspray.”

    • Diogenes Onionpants

      Does anybody know if Laverne Cox can sing? Curry’s voice in the original was fantastic; she’s never going to match that, but the role does require some vocal ability.

  • StSean

    i hope they own it and not just ape the movie.

    that being said, the cast is TOO pretty for RHPS.

  • Robert Flanagan

    This looks so bad even from this tiny trailer. What they fail to realize is the original was a lightening strike. Things came together at a specific place and time, in just the very right way, to create the phenomenon. No slicking it up, paying homage, impersonating or reimagining is going to recapture the magic.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      I liked the live version of Grease recently on TV. While they paid proper homage, they put their own twist and stamp on it and the live audience shots helped to create a sense of excitement.

      But when have literally generations of people who can recite, line for line, the entire movie, its hard to ever do a remake that will be satisfying to fans.

      Perhaps the youngsters who have never seen the original may like this hot mess?

      • Reality.Bites

        And you raise an interesting point – why do people ever think remakes are made for the fans in the first place? Fans of the original don’t even count in the ratings. Fox couldn’t care less if any of us watch.

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          Not so sure. The remakes of Sound of Music & Grease were certainly marketed to their fans. And smash hits.

          Isn’t anyone over the age of 30 or so familiar with Rocky Horror? Its a pretty broad demographic to ignore. Maybe they do think we are going to watch and are just failing spectacularly?

          • Reality.Bites

            The demographic that counts is 18-49. 50 and over doesn’t count in broadcast ratings to any great degree – or rather, it doesn’t count to advertisers. There are many shows on Fox that command higher advertising rates than shows on CBS with twice the audience because their numbers “in the demo” are much better. And of course Grease and Sound of Music are far, far, more mainstream than Rocky Horror. Not too many high school productions of Rocky, sad to say.

            I have no idea about the popularity of RHPS among people younger than 50. But in most cities the repertory theatres that played it have been gone for a long time.

            At 57 I have learned to live with the fact that the only advertisers who care about me are on shows I wouldn’t watch to save my life.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            I’m in my 50’s too and its been playing midnight shows in Chicago since I was a teenager.

            http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/features/the-rocky-horror-picture-show

          • Reality.Bites

            Probably not a good idea to go and see how old/young the crowd is.

            I saw it on stage last fall in London with Richard O’Brien and it was trans…

            …endental. But to my boyfriend it was merely fun. He wasn’t on his feet singing along to every song and responding to the words from the actors.

            Richard O’Brien, BTW, could still fit into his Riff Raff costume if the occasion called for it!

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Painful to watch. Presumably a trailer features highlights to make you want to watch. NO NO NO

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… OOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • another_steve

    I once went to a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Charles Theater in Baltimore (the oldest movie theater in Baltimore).

    It was a hoot. Audience members were dressed as cast members and shouted out lines and threw popcorn and toilet paper and I can’t remember what now, at the screen at appropriate times during the film.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    SACRILEGE!!!

    • another_steve

      I don’t know why they make remakes of any classic films — cult or not. Leave well enough alone.

      Didn’t our mothers teach us that?

      “Leave well enough alone.”

    • Todd Allis

      I won’t even watch the show streaming or on DVD. I have only seen it with a live cast performing in front of the screen. I should see a showing again soon; it’s been a while.

      I see you shiver with antici…

    • barracks9

      Just a glance over at The Stepford Wives should have been cautionary example enough to kill this. But, no…

      • Gerry Fisher

        I should rent the original. Creeped me out BIG time when I was a kid.

      • cminca

        I agree with the sentiment but not the example.

        The second The Stepford Wives was clearly played for a large dose of campy laughs. The first was intended as horror. They simply weren’t the same film, even if they were based on the same material.

        Same thing with Reefer Madness. The original was supposed to be a cautionary tale. The second was clearly supposed to be funny, while being thought provoking about the politics behind MJ legislation.

        Regardless–no point in remaking RHPS. The original is irreplaceable.

    • Lars De

      When I first heard about this I thought Fox was doing another live tv performance thingy and I thought, “umm, ok”. Now that I see that it’s a filmed remake I’m definitely in the same boat with you. It could have possibly been fun as a one night only rating-stunt event but this; nope!

    • Jay George

      RHPS is sacred. Possibly a new generation won’t feel that way, but I can’t bear to watch a remake.

    • Ted.OR

      Generally I agree – remakes are a bad idea. Then again, there are the occasional exceptions: Baby Jane?, the drag remake of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?, is worth a view. (You have to approach it with a different mindset, of course.)

      • BostonBud

        I’ve never seen Baby Jane? but I do remember a made for TV remake of “Whatever Happened…” with the Redgrave sisters. I don’t recall it being that good, plus it was in color. The B&W lent an eerieness to Jane’s horrific makeup job. Lynn Redgrave just looked like a clown.

        • Ted.OR

          Baby Jane? is great – pure camp all the way. Plus, it’s in black and white as well. And the timing on the “But you are, Blanche, you are” line rivals that of “an-ti-ci…..”.

      • David Walker

        “Psycho” remake, shot perfect, same music, color. What could go wrong?

        • Ted.OR

          Like when TCM tried colorizing all those old movies?

          Speaking of Psycho, we have really been enjoying the “Bates Motel” series on tv. Since we know how it eventually ends (that is, as “Psycho”), it’s fun to see what they have done with it.

  • Butch

    Oh good; another in an endless series of sequels and remakes. I think I’ll stick with the original.

    • Buford

      Just another hyper-sanitized ‘family’ version… ala the recent Grease fiasco.

  • Gustav2

    There hasn’t been such an egregious attack on dogma since 1517!

  • BostonBud

    The movie was a bomb and only succeeded with the audience partici…..PATION. I love Laverne Cox but would have rather had a man playing Frank. Frank is a sweet transvestite.

    • BostonBud

      I wasn’t trying to be transphobic either. Frank is a man in drag…but wait…Fox is doing this and having a transwoman (I consider her to be a woman) playing a man doing drag….Fox’s audience’s minds will probably explode trying to wrap their head around that one and just confuse the hell out of them just as they think they’re getting it.

      • Reality.Bites

        Frank wasn’t really even a man in drag. He was a man in fetish gear.

        And the audience for Fox TV, as opposed to Fox News, won’t have any problem with this.

      • Hardley

        Then of course there was a woman (Felicity Huffman) playing a (pre-op) transwoman in Transamerica.

        I think it a shame that most commenters can’t accept the reinterpretation of an original. The Tim Curry version was (and is) a classic but I thought that a new version might be entertaining. What caught my notice was how similar the characters in the teaser sounded compared to the original. I was only just the other day thinking that I must show RHPS to my niece and nephew now they are late teenagers but I guess this version will be their introduction. As long as they know how to time-warp I shall be happy.

    • Buford

      EXACTLY my thoughts… Cox is far too feminine to play Frank.

  • Yes, yes, the Rupaul Drag Race RHPS challenge looks as hoaky and hammy as always, right down to the terrible production values and cheap costumes, but where is the Fox RHPS trailer?

  • lymis

    When I think of things like this as the remake of a brilliant movie, I have one reaction.

    When I think of them as a filmed performance of a different cast doing a new production of a favorite stage play, I have a different reaction.

    When I think of this as theater, where part of the point is for it to be continually reinvented by new casts in new productions, I can relax and enjoy them for what they are.

    I doubt this will take the place of the original movie version in my mind, but I’ll enjoy it as a new staging.

    Unless it sucks. Hard to tell yet.

  • clay

    Seriously needs to be dirtied-up– not even a bit of grit in Riff Raff’s hair?

  • Porkie

    WHY?……….(Maybe I am just getting old….sniff….)

  • Leo Tallant

    When they sang about doing the Time Warp again this is not what they had in mind. No need to do the movie again.

  • greenmanTN

    OK so they remade the Sound Of Music, so I guess the discussion after that was something like “What can we fuck up next?!” It is impossible to top Tim Curry’s Frank N Furter, so why bother?

    • BostonBud

      OH no, I believe Tim Curry’s Frank N Furter was a TOP if I recall the scenes in silhouette from the movie….

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Yup

      • greenmanTN

        Yeah, I’m pretty sure Frank screwed Brad, and Brad liked it, which was kind of the whole point of the movie. Let yourself go and then have a cigarette afterward!

        I do think that I’m Going Home is a truly great song.

        https://youtu.be/MvKEwszUwWo

  • Mike C

    Broadway revives a show and nobody blinks, do the same thing with a movie and suddenly people’s lives are ruined.

    • Guest Guestie

      Sometimes those revivals are exact replicas of the originals; sometimes they drop the story in a new time and place to reinterpret it. Same with ballet – sometimes they’re brand new productions, sometimes it’s an exact copy of the original choreography and people love it. I don’t understand why movies are untouchable. Like Gus Van Sant’s shot for shot remake of Psycho in 1998. Entirely successful? No. Utterly fascinating concept? Absolutely!

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        But the house wasn’t as good. 🙂

      • JustDucky

        If you have the stomach for it, you might be interested in watching Funny Games. It’s a 1997 Austrian film directed by Michael Haneke. In 2007, he directed a shot-by-shot English remake.

      • Raising_Rlyeh

        The problem with the shot-for-shot remake of Psycho is Vince Vaughn. You could find an actor to replace Anthony Perkins, but that actor is not Vaughn.

    • Sir Patrick Stewart said words to the same effect when he and Glenn Close starred in a remake of “The Lion in Winter.” The original with Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole is one of my favorite movies of all time, but Patrick Stewart’s comment made me think: what actor wouldn’t want to have a shot at a great script like that. We re-make Shakespeare on screen all the damn time, not just on stage.

  • Rex

    At least it will be diversion from the sh*t show that will be the Presidential election.

    • Kelly Lape

      They remake that shit show every four years and the casts have gone downhill for decades.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        I donno. To me, each remake gets funnier and funnier.

  • Brian

    Whatever they are doing to make this ‘family friendly’ for Fox will surely be deadly. Fun that Reeve Carney from Penny Dreadful is playing Riff Raff, though. I’m not 100% devastated by Cox as Franknfurter but I got a lot of side-eye for it.

  • Kelly Lape

    Unfortunately the magic of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was murdered when the movie was released for home (ugh) viewing. Rocky isn’t about the movie, the magic of Rocky is in the audience. Every audience is different, new, and yes exciting. To go see the movie in a new town with a new audience is to hear unexpected and sometimes hilarious audience rejoinders. This was a midnight movie where the less socially acceptable teen could embrace sexual experimentation with like minded misfits and bond over the Osmond Family or well hung speakers. The Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight theatre experience was a safe place. The movie was damned good too.

    • KCMC

      well hung speakers. hmmm.

    • arewemenoramidevo

      The magic can still happen. Saw the play done at a community college, where the virgins outnumbered the Frankie fans 3-1. And once the first big punchline hit (“A gangbang!”), the ice was broken and everyone was along for the ride. There was more mingling in the lobby during intermission, and we managed to throw off the actors with replies no one prepped them for in rehearsal.
      Of course, there’s no fucking way I’m watching this broadcast. Maybe bootlegged…and drunk…with friends…

      • Kelly Lape

        Live – with an audience. What does that have to do with watching it on a tv? The magic is the audience and at a live performance the actors as well. No audience, no magic.

      • Reality.Bites

        A recording of something on broadcast TV can only be a bootleg if they charge you to watch it.

    • peterparker

      Kelly Lape hits the nail on the head. The problem isn’t that FOX is redoing a beloved classic. It isn’t even (so much) that Laverne Cox, a woman, is playing the part of the central character in the film, a largely genderqueer man. The problem is that the best part of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the presence of the audience (and the shadow cast). The film itself is cute and fun but forgettable on its own merits. But add night after night after night of audiences dressing up like the characters, shouting ‘Asshole’ whenever Brad appears onscreen, throwing toilet paper, and hurling all manner of other hilarious rejoinders to the script, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show transcends itself becoming something glorious indeed. Released into the sterile confines of the average American living room renders the film–whether the Tim Curry or Laverne Cox edition–pointless.

    • ScottJ

      Agreed. I got the deluxe DVD when it came out. Watching it on TV was underwhelming. The only thing that saved it was the DVD extra commentary by Richard O’Brien and other cast members.

  • Just because one can remake a classic, doesn’t mean one should remake a classic. I just don’t know about this.

  • Mihangel apYrs

    is nothing sacred?

  • Chris

    Just no. The joy of Rocky Horror was how subversive it was. This is like the “Kid’s Rock” version of Rocky Horror.

  • Buford

    Only Tim Burton could have potentially done a remake justice… otherwise, no thanks.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Hmmm, potentially…. Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp as Frank. And Helena Bonham Carter as…

      • Treant

        HBC as Magenta, I should think, although the role’s a bit too secondary for her.

    • Strepsi

      Are you kidding me? Tim Burton and Johnny Depp from 1990 perhaps, but that was 26 years ago!!! They are both self-parodies these days, and Johnny Depp has this midlife crisis rocker vibe and weird mumbly meth-mouth thing going on that makes me… sad.
      http://dlisted.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/johnnydeppaustraliamocking.jpg

  • MichaelJ

    Did anyone ever go to a midnight show of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in DC in the late 1970s? I can’t remember which theater showed it. What I do remember is the preshow in which the lights we dimmed and some scantily dressed pretty young thing of teenager danced in the front to some music. (I think the music was “White Punks on Dope,” with many in the audience shouting “white dopes on punk” over the chorus.) What is totally clear in my memory is that by the end of the song the youth was totally naked, swinging all he had both front and back for all to see. To this day the memory of this exhibitionism gets me hard.
    Boy how I miss the hedonism of the 1970s.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Biograph Theater on M Street in Georgetown and then at the Key on Wisconsin. And yes, I was there. 🙂

  • JohnMyroro

    I’m with John Waters, who said that they should remake bad movies, not good ones.

    • Reality.Bites

      What does that imply about Hairspray, which was a good movie, a better play, and an appalling movie adaptation of the play?

      • Rex

        And, soon to be a live TV event – this December on NBC.

        • Reality.Bites

          And it will star Harvey Fierstein, as it should. Thus making up for the appalling Travolta travesty.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Harvey was fabu on Broadway in that!

    • m_lp_ql_m

      So, should they remake bad movies to make them better, or remake them striving for that same great awfulness?

    • Cuberly

      …and yet I could see a musical of his movie Cry Baby. Maybe even Pecker…

      • popebuck1

        They DID do a Broadway musical version of “Cry-Baby,” with some of the same team that did the “Hairspray” musical. It kinda flopped (68 performances). But it’s out there.

        • unclemike

          I was lucky enough to see Cry-Baby the musical! So much fun!

        • Cuberly

          Ah, thanks for the heads up. Didn’t know that.

  • Rex

    I’m still waiting for the remake of “Gypsy” with Barbra Streisand in the title role. I’m thinking “Mame” with Lucille Ball greatness!

    • Adam King

      I don’t think it’ll ever happen. Babs is getting a bit long in the tooth to play the mother of young children.

      • Reality.Bites

        Son Jason Gould is 49. So she’s pretty much a bit long in the tooth to play the GRANDmother of young children!

      • Jeffg166

        I read she can’t get it funded as the powers that be think no one will want to see it. As for her age she’s had enough work done and her voice is still good. I think she’d carry it off.

        Lucy was far too long in the tooth to do Mame. I’d love to see that redone with someone who could sing, dance and act.

        • Reality.Bites

          Lucy was more than 10 years younger than Streisand when Mame was released.

        • Ted.OR

          Auntie Mame is one of my most favoritest movies, ever ever EVER. On the other hand, I can barely choke through a showing of Mame.

          Then again, that might be because back in the mid 60’s, every television show had Jerry Van Dyke, strumming the banjo and singing (?) that damn song.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    I’m still waiting for the remake of “Fred Ott’s Sneeze.”

  • Cuberly

    I’d be interested to see Ms. Cox in something so challenging. Why think this diminishes the original. It’s just one more version….(runs away)

    http://i.imgur.com/dcFTuIo.png

  • William

    Long ago, there was the Ronnie Horror Picture Show. This is from the ABC program ‘Fridays’. This was broadcast after the 1980 election and before Reagan took office.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb-uw_uTdUI

    • Dramphooey

      Thanks for sharing that! Entertaining; I wouldn’t call it hilarious but definitely one of the most ambitious pieces of sketch comedy I’ve ever seen.

  • Jeffrey

    No.

  • Gerry Fisher

    There’s just no context for it any more. It would need a radical revision.

    • Adam King

      I agree. The material’s dated, non-clever, and camp is kinda used up.

    • Gerry Fisher

      One of the reasons why poor Laverne is so miscast, here, is because she helped in the movement to educate us about the reality of transgendered folks. Almost all of us had a lack of understanding back then–accompanied by some titillation–about a “Transexual Transylvania.” We, as a culture, KNOW better, now. (Most of us do, anyway.) Drag? Transvestite? Transsexual (a term we aren’t supposed to use anymore)? Sex with either gender? It’s all the same, ’cause it’s all just sexual rebellion, right? Well, NO, it’s complicated.

      I will say that one thing that still holds up today about the original is Tim Curry’s fierce portrayal. He really threw himself into the role totally, and watching it is still exhilarating.

  • Having spent more nights and midnight viewings than I care to count in the King’s Court Theater in Pittsburgh — dressed as Magenta, throwing toast and dancing with the crowd — this is a remake that absolutely did not and never did need to be remade.

  • 2karmanot

    NOT!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    So when will there be a Vertigo remake? :-/

    • Ted.OR

      You bring up a good point. I don’t think there could EVER be a remake of North By Northwest.

      • TKW

        They tried to remake Psycho. What a waste of money.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          I’ve been watching Bates Motel. Creepily excellent. On A&E. Uses original set.

          • Ted.OR

            Didn’t see your comment before I posted mine earlier. We have really been enjoying “Bates Motel” too. And now we’re going to be in a funk, since we have to wait a year for the next season! As I said in the other comment, it’s fun seeing what they are doing with it, and how it all leads in to Psycho.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            And perfect casting

    • lymis

      You know, I’d agree, except that A Perfect Murder, the movie based on Dial M was brilliant, because it threw in some twists and extra characters so that it kept weaving in and out of synch with the original, leaving you guessing whether it would end the same way or not.

      So again, it’s whether they can a) put a unique spin on it, and b) make a good movie as a result. I could actually see someone taking Vertigo and doing exactly that. I could also see someone screwing it up beyond imagining.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Yes, I quite agree that A Perfect Murder was a good one.

  • Michael Rush

    Here I’ll save you a few bucks …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sW58kThy_w

  • sequel

    so many sourpusses

  • JB

    What is so risque about a woman in a dress?

  • fuzzybits

    Nope.

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    Its a cult classic .. so HOW many more people with this draw . Such a bad idea …

  • Brian Scott

    D.O.A

  • Natty Enquirer

    Genderfuck is the essence of Frank-N-Furter’s charm. You lose all that when you cast a woman in the role.

  • David Walker

    I’ll let others comment on their impressions, but I gotta say the EW reader either needs to smoke less or learn how to hide her gasps. I know…I know…it doesn’t matter and I don’t understand. After I retired from broadcasting, I tried to pick up jobs as VO announcer and was turned down because I sounded “too much like an announcer.” So be it, but this woman sounds too much like she’s having trouble breathing.

  • bobbybear.i.am

    They did a live version that was shown in theaters across Europe back in the fall. I think it was shown on BBC America here in the US. The quality of the singing is superb. They used West End actors for all the parts and UK celebrities (Stephen Fry, one of the Spice Girls, Anthony Head) for the narrator parts.

    I got very lucky and happened upon a torrent of it back in November.

  • rusty57

    I have grave reservations that Ms. Cox will be able pull this number off with the same wanton abandon that Mr. Curry did.
    https://youtu.be/3BuHZ10BWes

    • rabbit_ears

      Times have changed a lot since the RHPS days. I’m hoping they don’t mess with it to make it overly current.

  • JCF

    My, my, my: the “Get Off My Lawn!” brigade is out in force (in walkers? >;-p~~~).

    Sure, I’m fond of the original—very much so. But I’ll give this a chance.

  • Well, I am impressed by Riff-Raff – I hope they stay on my lawn (as opposed to ‘get off’).

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  • Glen

    What were they thinking!?