Due to the huge success of other famous musicals adapted for television in recent years. Those “geniuses” at Fox decided they should remake the definitive cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show as a TV movie. They casted transgendered actress Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter to please the politically correct crowd because Furter proclaims “I’m just a sweet transvestite From Transexual, Transylvania” famously. In reality the character is extremely ambiguous and is never called labelled as transexual or transgender in the stage show or original film. Cox is definitely a more interesting choice than Adam Levine as the Dr. but he does shows up playing Eddy who was portrayed by a scene stealing Meat Loaf in the original.
Here is the short trailer that just got released.
I think it would be a much more interesting prospect of actually reviving the little seen sequel Shock Treatment which died the death that Rocky Horror had in its original theatrical run. However it never caught on with midnight screenings and becoming the quintessential cult movie of all-time like Rocky Horror. Shock Treatment lacks the crossdressing and science fiction of the first film but becomes disturbing prediction of the rise of reality TV. They were clearly on some crazy drugs when they made and it’s obviously not in the same league but is worth checking out sometime.