Laverne Cox Responds to Criticism Over Role in ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Remake

May 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm |

Let’s Do the Time Warp… Again

Remakes are never easy. From angering dedicated fanbases to altering the most iconic of scenes and roles, a remake changes the very nature of a film that audiences around the world have come to love and accept.

It’s even more difficult to remake cult films, especially one that holds the record for longest cinematic debut in history. The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been in continuous distribution since its original release in 1975, so even though it’s 41 years old, fans across the world are still seeing it in theaters every weekend, complete with costumes and props.

Naturally, when Fox announced their modern-day-made-for-TV remake back in 2015, there was some pushback, and most of it revolved around the casting of Emmy-nominated trans actress Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank N. Furter, the lead role made famous by Tim Curry in both the first film and original stage production.

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Now, Cox is responding to the critics.

Longtime “Rocky Horror” fans may not think she’s right for the role, but Laverne Cox has all the support she needs.