We’re a little late to the party, but here’s another first look at Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Event coming this Fall!
This filmed special, starring Lavern Cox as Frank-N-Furter and featuring stars such as Victoria Justice, Annaleigh Ashford, Ben Vereen, and even Tim Curry, looks like an interpretation of RHPS’s original stage production, the Rocky Horror Show. Professional and amateur theatre companies alike around the world have been performing this stage show for more than forty years, plausibly due to the cult status of its film adaptation.
To celebrate 40 years of the Rocky Horror PICTURE Show (1975), Fox has conscripted director Kenny Ortega to bring a filmed stage show to the airwaves this Halloween, and it seems he has one hell of a vision.
Seemingly more modern, and with much more prominent punk rock and gothic features, this timeless, catchy, and kitschy story has been dramatically reinterpreted and brought into the 21st century.
It seems the world is torn. Some steadfast Frankie Fans are adamant that this adaptation lacks its traditional campy vibe. Others are craving another cinematic guilty pleasure to feed their favorite obsession.
What do you think? Does this adaptation make you want more (more, More, MORE!) or are we at the start of a pretty big downer?