SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It’s been 41 years after the original Rocky Horror Picture Show was released, and FOX is ready to debut its remake for a whole new generation.
Any fans out there will recognize the face of Barry Bostwick, who played the original Brad Majors. Next week, he’ll be in the Capital Region as he tours the country reminding fans of the cult classic.
For more than 40 years, eclectic crowds, and people who felt different in any way have been packing into movie theaters for midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
“To be around like-minded people, friends, and other liberated souls of folks who perhaps found their identity,” Bostwick said.
Four decades later, the Rocky Horror Picture Show is still trying to push the envelope. This time in prime time.
“I hope it’s successful because of the themes of inclusion and finding who you are, the loss of innocence, finding your genuineness as a human being, whether it’s just emotionally or sexually,” Bostwick said. “I think [it] rings true for this day and age.”
When Bostwick found out FOX would be making a remake, he had one question about his most iconic role.
“My initial reaction was, is there a part for me?” Bostwick said. “I realize I couldn’t play Brad.”
Even though Bostwick won’t be seen in the film, fans will hear Tim Curry, who played the original Frank-N-Furter, as the narrator. Laverne Cox has the job of filling his shoes.
“It’s a nice homage to the original film with new costumes, new sets, and a whole new cast,” Bostwick added. “I just hope I’m better than the guy who plays me.”
All kidding aside, Bostwick gets to do his own time warp again as a new audience discovers the campy tacky hit musical.
“I understand he does a wonderful job, and I’m looking forward to seeing it,” Bostwick said.
It debuts Thursday. Bostwick will be at Proctor’s Theatre on Oct. 27 for a screening of the original where you can dress up as your favorite character.