Why the Rocky Horror Picture Show Still Does It for Me

I’ll have to plainly admit this: I did not see the remake that had recently aired.

Pierre Roustan
May 6 · 1 min read

Sure, it looked quite hyped, and I’m sure it was excellent in its own right…. From an ‘updated’ perspective with some rather ‘cooler’ visuals we’re all used to. But there’s something to be said about an original. It simply can’t be ‘remade’.

There Were a Couple Problems With the Remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Not that it crippled the remake any…. There were some that were a bit dissatisfied. That didn’t mean it was such a horrible display. However, a classic is a classic for one simple reason — a treasure locked away in time like quotes from literary geniuses, with some subtle notes that you really can’t seem to play with, update, or even imitate. The original Rocky Horror Picture Show was such that it blew away specific standards as far as musicals go over the fact that there were groundbreaking themes involved. And that’s precisely the problem:


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