Rocky Horror Picture Show: an experience relived

On the left, senior Alexis Marvin dresses up as Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. All different types of people find refuge in the movie and the live action shows.

On the left, senior Alexis Marvin dresses up as Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. All different types of people find refuge in the movie and the live action shows.

Alexis Marvin, spread and managing editor

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If you know anything about the Rocky Horror Picture Show, you know how large of a following the movie has, and how crazy those die-hard fans can be. Well, I may or may not be one of those crazy, die-hard fans.
I began going to see live versions of the Rocky Horror Picture Show when I was very young, around 14. I had seen the movie for the first time at about that age and absolutely fallen in love with it. I was by no means a huge theater fanatic, but I decided going to see live versions of the show would be an interesting experience, and so I went with my mom to a show at the Carolina Theater.
It was nothing how I had pictured it would be. When I arrived, there were concessions being sold and people dressed up everywhere, every character represented. They were selling bags of various things – toilet paper, bread, newspapers. I was very overwhelmed and confused about what I was about to experience.
Finally, my mom and I sat down and the movie came on the screen. To my surprise, there was also a string of people dressed up as the various characters standing in front of the screen. As the movie began, I noticed people in the audience yelling things out. When I asked my mom about it, she told me,
“Oh yeah, sweetie. There’s, like, a whole different script just for these shows.”
I was amazed. I had a hard time believing what my eyes were seeing. The whole show, I laughed, danced, and watched in awe. It was definitely unique to say the least.
Recently, Fox aired a modern-day version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It stars Laverne Cox, Adam Levine, and Victoria Justice to name a few of the many talented actors and actresses. The show is about two hours long with commercials, and it is amazing. It features talent actors and actresses, amazing hair and makeup, and fantastic costumes.
The movie tries to incorporate some of the things one would see in a live show, such as people putting the newspapers over their heads when Janet and Brad step out into the rain. It’s very interesting as far as the path the movie took.
The modern-day version is very similar to the old version, with a few subtle changes. Altogether, the movie is amazing. While Halloween may be over, the Rocky Horror Picture Show is something that can always be enjoyed. If  you’ve never been to a show, you should definitely make it a priority to see one before you die.
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