Monday, October 24, 2016
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I didn't really have any high hopes for the remake that was broadcast tonight, I had heard it had been slated by the US reviewers. So I put it on in the background while I did some exciting chores like cleaning out the drawers. Somehow it all felt a bit Disneyfied - a bit watered down as though the director and actors in order to show it on tv had to hold back on the sexy part. Somehow though they got it wrong, as it seemed like they had watched the original and read the script but missed the point. Maybe it was because the 1975 was quite shocking for its time and Tim Curry did an amazing job in his role. I like Laverne Cox, she looked amazing but seemed to be lacking in sauciness and sizzle. So I'll be sticking to the original version.