We all knew The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake was going to be hella controversial.
Remaking any classic film is a risky move, and Rocky Horror is one that has a huge, massively passionate cult following to contend with. Change is scary to a lot of people, including a lot of Rocky Horror fans.
Still, knowing that couldn’t have prepared us for how much fans of the original classic hate the first song released from the film featuring Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank N. Furter. “Sweet Transvestite” was released on YouTube, and a quick scroll through the comment section shows just how terribly it’s being received.
“Way to ruin a classic guys,” one of the first comments reads. Another reads, “seriously though…..who the fuck thought let’s put this transgender female ,which by the way I have nothing against into this male transvestite role……oh and let’s make sure she can’t fucking sing either! well played fix,way to ruin a classic!!!!”
Cox’s casting has been controversial since it was announced. Although she has a huge following from her role in Orange Is the New Black, in the original film and the play versions of Rocky Horror, Dr. Frank N. Furter was played by a man. It’s definitely a change to have Cox, a trans woman, in the role.
Still, it isn’t that bad, right? Let us know what you think by voting in our poll below.
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