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June 6, 2020 7:07 PM   Subscribe

You're quarantined, you want to recreate The Rocky Horror Picture Show's "The Time Warp" number, but you only have two people. So, maybe you do what Gelsey Laurie and her father did in April...
posted by the sobsister (12 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
Fantastic! Thank you for posting
posted by racersix6 at 7:37 PM on June 6 [3 favorites]


Awesome. Dad-as-RiffRaff is the best.
posted by zompist at 8:39 PM on June 6


the whole thing smacks of effort, man
posted by entropicamericana at 9:34 PM on June 6 [5 favorites]


"you only have two people" and a sweet-ass house. Like, is that a four post Egyptian themed bed?
posted by alex_skazat at 12:14 AM on June 7 [6 favorites]


To be fair, Frank's castle was pretty sweet too.
posted by Kyol at 12:44 AM on June 7 [3 favorites]


This so brightened my morning! Thank you!
posted by james33 at 5:32 AM on June 7 [1 favorite]


When I was a sophomore in high school, I really wanted to go see Rocky Horror (the show) performed on stage in Portsmouth, NH, about an hour from my house. Since I couldn't drive, my dad agreed to go with me. We had a great, if occasionally awkward, time. But what made the whole experience even better was that the Coast Guard training ship The Eagle was in Portsmouth for the weekend and so the audience (other than me and my dad) was mostly either scantily clad young women, or Coast Guard cadets in uniform. Both demographics seemed quite pleased with the whole situation.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:36 AM on June 7 [5 favorites]


Just fantastic! One of my favorite things in the whole movie is Susan Sarandon's mix of disappointment and disgust as "Any of you guys know how to Madison?" and she KILLED that take.

I was thinking, during Columbia's verse, about the (I think BBC) disappointing stage version I saw on YouTube where they very clearly used the tap dancing audio from the film while the actress playing Columbia just sort of vaguely pretended to tap dance rather than have the dancer either actually tap dancing on stage or using the audio and having the actress match the actual motions that would produce those sounds. Skipping that bit altogether was probably the best move.

I really enjoyed this, thanks for posting.

(Of course the real disappointment in that production was that the actor playing Frank delivered his lines without any of the intonation and passion Tim Curry did, just sort of moving through the words to "Sweet Transvestite" at a steady clip...)
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:01 AM on June 7 [1 favorite]


I saw the movie for the first time EVER a few weeks ago*. We were using Kast so a bunch of us were on camera and talking through it. (spoiler ahead)

When Eddie died I was so sad because I thought he was the best and most talented part of the whole thing. My husband replies, "Don't worry, he still has more screen time."

About six minutes later I scream in realization and everyone dies laughing.

*Wasn't allowed to see an r-rated movie until I was 17, and certainly wasn't allowed to go to a showing that BEGAN at midnight.
posted by kimberussell at 7:14 AM on June 7 [5 favorites]


During the early 90s it somehow became a tradition in my synagogue’s high school youth group to have a Rocky Horror sleepover event wherein we were bussed to a midnight showing at some seedy theater in Philly. I viscerally remember how sticky the floors were. Like many parts of growing up in the 80s & 90s, I look back and wonder “I can’t believe they let us do that!”
posted by gnutron at 9:59 AM on June 7 [3 favorites]


Their "Day-O" from Beetlejuice is worth a watch too. Edit: heck, their whole channel of lipsyncs are magic
posted by AzraelBrown at 6:22 AM on June 8


I was thinking, during Columbia's verse, about the (I think BBC) disappointing stage version I saw on YouTube where they very clearly used the tap dancing audio from the film while the actress playing Columbia just sort of vaguely pretended to tap dance rather than have the dancer either actually tap dancing on stage or using the audio and having the actress match the actual motions that would produce those sounds. Skipping that bit altogether was probably the best move.

In 2001, I saw a live production in NYC that included Joan Jett (with a shaved head) as Columbia. She played a guitar solo in lieu of a tap dance and then through her pick into the audience. Badass.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 11:11 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]


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