FOX Celebrates 40 Years of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 24, 2016
Last Thursday, FOX aired a remake TV rendition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a notorious 1975 cult classic, in honor of its forty year anniversary. The movie musical stars two lovers, Janet and Brad, who discover a suspicious mansion amidst a flat tire problem and need to look for a telephone. Throughout the musical, Janet and Brad encounter strange people orchestrated through rock songs.
This production is based on the original screenplay written by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien, with the music by O’Brien as well. Kenny Ortega is the director and co-choreographer, alongside Tony Testa, and was able to add this to his ongoing list of productions, such as High School Musical, Newsies, Hocus Pocus, and The Descendants.
This remake rendition features stars such as Victoria Justice (Victorious) as Janet, Ryan Mccarran (Liv & Maddie) as Brad, Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”) as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Adam Lambert (“American Idol”) as Eddie, Christina Milian (“Grandfathered”) as Magenta, and Tim Curry (original Dr. Frank-N-Furter) as the Criminologist Narrator.
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Had a blast with my @rockyhorrorfox cast, & everyone involved with our movie at the Roxy last night for our red carpet premiere. The mayor of West Hollywood even proclaimed it Rocky Horror Day. So cool!! Big thanks to Lou Adler, Gail Berman, everyone at Fox & of course, our amazing director @kennyortegablog… you were definitely missed last night. Along w/ @annaleigh_ashford & @adamlambert 💋 Missed you all!
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) October 21, 2016
Sophomore, Morgan Tata shares her opinion about the importance of remakes,
“TV remakes are a great way to bring the classics to a new audience. Personally, I usually prefer the originals, but the remakes are also really fun to watch.”
After watching the recent remake, Junior Nyla Jacobs comments,
“I thought it was a good adaptation, but I think it needed more people in order to make it a fuller musical. However, Laverne Cox was ‘divalicious’, I loved it. It was amazing.”
However, Senior Leila Zupsic thinks differently,
“I think that it could’ve been better. The lack of dialogue made it kind of hard to tell what was happening. Also, it weirded me out seeing Victoria Justice, from my childhood, in this type of role.”
FOX’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake gives an audience of generations the opportunity to discover or relive this comedic, horror classic.
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