You're Not Doing the Time Warp, It's Just the New Rocky Horror Picture Show

Image: Image Credit: John Medland/Fox via Entertainment Weekly
Image: Image Credit: John Medland/Fox via Entertainment Weekly

Fox’s take on cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show—a musical too insane to be made into a live TV spectacle, thank goodness—won’t be airing until the fall, but Entertainment Weekly has a gallery of images already. Laverne Cox looks great as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but we’re not sure what’s going on with Riff Raff.

Some aspects of the production look almost right out of the original 1975 movie, like soon-to-be-corrupted couple Brad (Ryan McCartan) and Janet (Victoria Justice), who’s wielding one Rocky Horror’s infamous audience participation props, the rain-deflecting newspaper. Wonder if Fox will make any acknowledgement of the film’s unique connection with its die-hard fans?

Other aspects are quite different, but that doesn’t mean bad! Here’s Cox as Transylvania’s best-dressed doctor, with the great Ben Vereen as Dr. Scott. It’s an homage to Tim Curry’s signature look from the original film, but not an exact do-over, which is nice:

Image: Steve Wilkie/Fox
Image: Steve Wilkie/Fox

And here are the other castle dwellers in action, dancing the Time Warp. Here, the costume updates are a little less pleasing. Christina Milian’s coif quite literally interprets her character’s name, Magenta... and does Riff Raff (Reeve Carney) have a devilock here?

Image: Steve Wilkie/Fox
Image: Steve Wilkie/Fox

See the rest at Entertainment Weekly.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter



I mean, come on!

We have reached peak reboot/sequel stupidity with this one.

The original film is still in theaters for pete’s sake!