During "Damn it, Janet" Brad and Janet stop and lean against a headstone for Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, a big inspiration for this show. The headstone also shows the correct dates for her life (1797 - 1851), which can be glimpsed as they're approaching the headstone. See more »
During the first "Janet -Dr. Scott-Janet-Brad-Rocky!", Janet responds to Dr. Scott, but the first person shown going "Janet!" is Brad. See more »
There is a specific kind of film you don't want to defile with corporate authority running the show. That kind of performance is Rocky Horror picture show. An annual tradition among theatre companies which turned into a cult classic film, back in a simpler time--people were crazy for Rocky Horror for the bad-good film factor and unforgettable soundtrack.
What looms over a sort of production like this is that it cannot do justice to the original. On top of which it is trying to usher in a new level of correction to the current state of identity politics. I get the feeling the producers understood that Rocky Horror was still hip with the kids these days and wanted to appeal to this generation as much as possible. With casting choices that would entertain certain people in the Marxist level liberal,self absorbed youth today. The classic music also does not match well juxtaposed with all the atrocious coloured hair and millennial-like makeup/beauty standards.
You can also really rake in the cash quickly by strapping together a very simple production made for TV in order to play ads to a larger group than normally. I'm all for seeing a theatre's take on Rocky Horror. It would be stale to see the same thing over and over. That's why I was excited to see last years live theatre production of BBC Rocky Horror. The film is a completely different experience. You want to see it again and again for same timeless experience. As soon as you want to strap a "soft reboot" approach with an awful TV made film translation, it all goes downhill.
P.S. It's fun to see the homage that Glee did (during the height of its success) because we know it can never replace the original. There is an added layer to following the story of glee and the clever tie ins between the TV show and the film. This TV remake is a shallow existence just to appeal to today's youth culture and diversity quotas.
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