so imagine the whole squad doing the rocky horror picture show
magnus absolutely rocking those enormous heels and makeup as frank-n-furter and he begs to keep the pearls after the show is over (also he lowkey gives alec a sort of sexual awakening)
clary and jace as janet and brad, but they know each other’s lines better than their own so everyone decides on opening night to have clary play brad and jace play janet
(the crowd fucking loves it)
alec grumbling unhappily every time he puts his wig/bald cap on to be riff raff because he really really REALLY wanted to be rocky but izzy said his eyes are too crazy and condescending and tired for rocky so he had to be riff raff
(magnus still thinks he’s hot as fuck as riff raff)
lydia and izzy as columbia and magenta looking sexy and confident af in their costumes and flirting incessantly with the audience
simon as rocky because they have the same weird childlike innocent view of the world and pretty much everyone in the show already wants to see simon half naked anyway so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
^ touch-a toucha-a touch me used to be fun for clary and simon but now that jace is janet it’s the perfect mix of awkward, questioned heterosexuality, and trying to stay in character
ragnor as the criminologist, who improvs half his lines and will do anything to get the audience to laugh
the crew can’t find anyone to be dr. scott or eddie until clary and simon just kind of exchange a look and say they have it covered
then the next day at rehearsal they come in with luke and raphael in tow
luke and raphael have no idea a) what’s happening b) what rocky horror is or c) why everyone’s half naked
but after everything is explained luke and raphael are surprisingly enthusiastic and more than willing to be dr. scott and eddie
alec getting hella jealous when simon and magnus do i can make you a man but after the show magnus gives alec a fucking SHOW
everyone teasing luke over the accent he has to do to be dr. scott
raphael and lydia getting super close because of eddie and columbia and simon being super jealous
but then in hot patootie when eddie gives rocky a once over (0:31-0:37 in this video) raphael always gives simon a little wink with his upstage eye (so the audience can’t see)
during sweet transvestite magnus is strutting up and down the aisles and it looks like if he were any fiercer he’d break his ankle or something
the lightwoods fucking rocking out together during time warp and getting the crowd pumped asf and alec’s growling voice would make all the girls fucking MELT and then there’s izzy as magenta for the guys and it’s so beautiful and then LYDIA JUST BUSTS IN DURING COLUMBIA’S PART AND EVERYONE GOES NUTS
BUT ROSE TINT MY WORLD WOULD BE LIT AF
lydia, simon, jace, and clary would ROCK those corsets and heels and boas (and clary would hella BELT “help me mommy” and “whoo! here it comes again!”and JACE DOING THE JANET SQUEALS and it’d just be fucking amazing and beautiful)
jocelyn being the stage mom that always has snacks backstage in the greenroom for everyone
maryse and max going to see the show and leaving halfway through sweet transvestite when max points out how well magnus’s legs compliment the fish nets (magnus and alec raised him well)
raphael getting way too into character and throwing lydia around like he’s a professional swing dancer during hot patootie
luke can hardly sing eddie’s teddy with a straight face when he says “und i did”
Hoi there! Firstly, thanks for the amazing show. Always brings a smile to my face when I watch it. Secondly, have you considered recording rifftrax for silly movies as you did for your Superman and Batman movie review/PSA shorts? I laughed my rear off at the S&B movie, so would love to see you tackle others!
Well, first of all thanks for watching!
Full-length riffs are a pain. The riff we did of Scrooge actually took a few sessions to write, since my method is a bit different than how rifftrax usually does it. I’m not interested in providing a mediocre experience, so I want to make sure every joke hits, so instead of watching it multiple times and writing along with it as Rifftrax/MST3K did, I’m pausing every 15 seconds or so to think of a good joke and that can end up taking a while.
It’s why the Patreon-sponsored riffs that are still remaining have taken so long - they take a while to write and other stuff keeps ending up taking priority in terms of getting the writing done. @_@
Two photos of the same spot, NW 13th Ave. and Hoyt St, Portland Oregon, looking south. The top photo is a film still from the movie “Love at Large” circa 1990. The second photo is taken by me on the same street corner, May 5th, 2016.
I was in Portland in the 90s, and have hung out in this area with friends. It was a bit more rough back then, industrial, mostly warehouses and breweries and various riff-raff (including us). One friend and I would sit on the loading docks of the brewery where another friend worked, and he would slip us pints of beer. It was about as gloomy and barren as the photo depicts.
And now, in this same area, there are fancy patios where fancy people sit and drink fancy beverages, and eat fancy hors d’oeuvres. There’s still some riff-raff hangin’ around (obviously, since I’m still here), but wow has it ever changed!
Basement covered my favorite Nirvana track as part of Robotic Empire’s Bleach tribute compilation and it is a clear success. Cobain’s riffs still shine after all these years despite their apparent simplicity.
So if you didn’t know already in 3 days time it will be the 10 year anniversary of Arctic Monkeys ground breaking album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, so it only felt fitting we’d post a stunning cover of the band by none other than Brika. She recently covered the bands Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High and what I like here is how she’s kept that infamous guitar riff but still gives it her own unique spin with her jazz styling and those electronic beats on top of that. It just gives that track the extra flair that pushes it out and makes it stand out amongst the other covers of this track - Jakk