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Hollywood Reporter: Adam Lambert mention> Comic-Con: Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror’ Scares Up a New Take on the Cult Classic

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Posted at : Friday, July 22, 2016




Fox is following up on the success of Grease Live! by reaching back into the 1970s to remake another beloved musical: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the raunchy 1975 cult classic that still manages to shock and titillate after all these years. (Can you believe audiences were singing along with a “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” four decades ago?)
And the show is getting a timely update, with transgender actress Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) starring as the lascivious Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (Don’t worry: The original Frank-N-Furter, Tim Curry, is back as well, as the Narrator.) The new cast boasts music-industry cred (Adam Lambert as Eddie, Christina Milian as Magenta) and tween-TV star power (Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan as Janet and Brad), and with High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega on board as director and choreographer, you can expect more than a few toe-tapping musical numbers.


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3 comments:

Lam-My said...
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glitzylady said...

Just a reminder of why Adam turned down the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter when he offered the part:

From OUT Magazine: (3-24-16) http://www.out.com/popnography/2016/3/24/adam-lambert-explains-why-he-turned-down-frank-n-furter-role-rocky-horror


“I kind of felt like in 2016, to be cis and playing the role of a trans character, it felt inappropriate to me,” Lambert said. “In the ‘70s, it was different. But nowadays we have such an amazing conversation that’s started about trans and gender in this world. I think casting Laverne was so brilliant. It’s so appropriate, you know what I mean?”

He added:

“It’s very forward-thinking and it feels very right now, which is going to make this remake really interesting,” Lambert said.

Lambert also explained that his busy touring schedule would conflict with learning the lead role, causing him to take on a smaller role.

"But [with my] schedule, [it was] just not looking likely," Lambert said. "When they started announcing the cast, I said, 'Wait a minute — what about Eddie? I wanna play Eddie! I could do that — that’s like one song. Let me just come in and do a bit part!' Because I really, really wanted to be a part of it."

glitzylady said...

By the way, my comment above was in response to another comment, who chose to delete it..