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Why Isn't Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake Live?

Why Isn't Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake Live?

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again finally airs tonight and some fans are wondering why it isn’t being done live like Grease, The Sound of Music, and others.

Executive producer Lou Adler explained why the Fox reboot is in film form, as opposed to a live musical event.

“We never had any intention of doing it live — and I say we, because Kenny Ortega is the director,” Lou told Deadline. “We really wanted to make a film, and especially with the choreography that Kenny, because of his background, has done.”

He continued, “It’s bigger and brighter and he wanted to be able to take the camera down to the ankle and take it to different positions on the choreography that would have been hard to capture live. I don’t think we would have done it if they asked us to do live — pretty sure we wouldn’t have but they never asked actually.”

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again airs TONIGHT, October 20 @ 8PM on Fox.

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  • Karabast

    This is an LGBT site and we are LGBT people so no one’s going to tell the truth here,except me. Laverne Cox simply did not work in this role. No transwoman would have worked in the role. When they announced her casting I hoped that meant they would at least rewrite the part so it made some degree of sense, but it doesn’t.

    I love Laverne Cox. I think she’s great and I’m glad she had a good time. But I don’t know a single transman or transwoman (and I have known a lot) who hasn’t suffered from the fact that straight people and ignorant transphobes see them as people playing dress up or as the same thing as crossdressers, drag queens, and transvestites (all of whom have the right to whatever makes them happy but who are not transgender). So I have no idea why Laverne thought it was a good idea to show straight, cidgender, ignorant people that in fact it’s all the same thing. Laverne Cox is not a transvestite. She is a woman. A beautiful woman who completely weakened the role since basically she was just a bi-woman having sex with multiple people rather than a butch, cisgender man in women’s clothing having bisex.

    I want Laverne Cox to work as much as she can, but this just demeaned everyone involved.

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