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Buffy Horror Picture Show

by on Apr.05, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Music & Theater, Queer

I can’t believe I never saw these before. I knew Amber Benson and Anthony Stewart Head were the best singers on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast (hence they got a lot of singing parts in Once More With Feeling), but I didn’t know they did this for the Rocky Horror tribute.

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Oh, The Real Horror!

by on Nov.02, 2016, under Film & TV, Music & Theater, Queer

To wash the ugly taste of the 2016 Fox remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show out of my violated mouth, I had to rewatch some of my favorites from the original film version.

Enjoy Rocky Horror as it was meant to be enjoyed, darlings: vodka, not milk.

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Oh, The Horror!

by on Nov.01, 2016, under Film & TV, Music & Theater, Queer

“Horror” is perhaps indeed the most appropriate term to describe what I felt when I finally saw several clips and performances of the 2016 Fox remake of the iconic and groundbreaking musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Not a transvestite.

I was quite wary of this remake when I read about it months ago. For one thing, they cast Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and while I’m happy we’re providing our trans sisters more opportunities in Hollywood given how shabbily they’ve been treated by the industry, this is one situation where the casting completely misunderstands the material. The character is established as a transvestite, not a transwoman – and the lyrics and story clearly delineate the good doctor as a cisgender bisexual male who happens to love cross-dressing. Casting a transwoman in the role could even be viewed as being detrimental to the trans cause, as it can propagate the incorrect notion that transwomen are not women but are just gay men who cross-dress.

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