If you're like me, one of your first introductions to the queer community was midnight showings of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at your local artsy movie theater. Standing in line with your fellow Rocky-goers, some of them in costume, some of them not, was always something to look forward to on the weekends. Well, rumor has it that this cult classic is about to be remade! According to The Guardian:
Sky Movies yesterday confirmed it would co-finance a remake of the cult 1975 musical starring Tim Curry that still draws a full house of fans dressed as characters from the film to late night screenings. The original kitsch parody of science fiction and horror, which cost $1.2m (£630,000) to make and has taken more than $140m at the box office, is the longest running cinematic theatrical release of all time. The new version, financed by Sky and MTV in the US, will be overseen by the original film's executive producer, Lou Adler.
Adler said: "Our hope has always been that each new endeavour will expose new audiences to Rocky Horror and expand its fan base, so here we go again, with a new cast, believing that the remake will add to the phenomenon."
Well dammit, Janet! This is fantastic news!