Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history
|Rocky Horror : Let's Do The Time Warp Again
A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transgender alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.
Where to start on what’s wrong with this. Well the “Plot Summary” is a good start, he’s a transvestite not a transgender. Seems a box ticking exercise but frankly it doesn’t work. The rest of the cast don’t fair much better. Riff Raff has none of the creepiness of the original, just looks like a guy in a wig. I mainly watched this for Victoria Justice and she looks extremely hot but Janet is meant to be a naive virgin, Victoria does not come across as this.
It is also sad to see the very unwell looking Tim Curry being roped in as a narrator.
A wasted opportunity
|Rocky Horror Show|
A story of creation, love, hate, adventure, and, most of all, sex; the story begins in Denton, Ohio as Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, after getting engaged (Dammit Janet), travel to see “the man who began it,” but wind up at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite alien from the planet of Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania (Sweet Transvestite). And they meet Riff Raff, Magenta, and Columbia which leads to “doing the Time Warp again!”
They discover they have been there on a “special night.” Frank’s creation is to be born! As Rocky has been revealed (Sword of Damocles / I Can Make You A Man), rebel Eddie, Frank’s last-recent creation, ponders in on his motorcycle (Hot Patootie-Bless My Soul) whom Frank kills.
In comes Dr. Everett Von Scott, he’s come for Eddie (Eddie’s Teddy) which results in the discovery of Eddie’s deceased body. Frank chases Janet and Brad and Dr. Scott chase Frank (Planet Schmanet Janet), which results in everybody (but Frank) getting frozen. Enter the floor show (Rose Tint My World / Don’t Dream It / Wild & Untamed Thing) which then turns into the horrifying death of both Frank and Columbia die and the castle’s blasting off! Brad, Janet, and Dr. Scott survive and leave with torn clothes and battered bodies.
My second time of seeing Rocky Horror live, some positives and some negatives. A far better Rocky and Janet with an equally good Brad. Alas Magenta and Columbia not as good as previous and Frank-N-Furter, whilst an amazing singer, didn’t have the same presence as his predecessor.