Rocky Horror vs. Priscilla

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    Apr 15, 2015 5:02 PM GMT
    On an old episode of the Drew Cary show they asked the question; what movie is better, The Rocky Horror Picture Show or Priscilla Queen of the Desert?

    So, do you do The Time Warp or do you Shake Your Groove Thing?

    I do the Time Warp.
  • secondstartot...

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    Apr 15, 2015 5:36 PM GMT
    can not possibly compare these two movies ....they are not remotely in the same genre ...even though they may most likely be found on the same DVD shelf

    Rocky H - was an "book" musical horror that was made into a film music and lyrics by richard O brien

    Priscilla
    Is a road trip movie featuring 3 drag queens with a camp soundrack that was later turned into a broadway show ...it is technically a jukebox musical not a book musical ....one could compare P to Too Wong foo

    Frank n Furter is a Transvestite/ alien not a drag queen they are not the same thing at all
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    Apr 15, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
    Priscilla was funny and entertaining... And to Wong Foo was amazing...

    But my heart belongs to the Sweet Transvestite from Transexual Transylvania
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    Apr 15, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
    "Rocky" has an all-original score of ear worms completely memorable in its entirety even to those who hate musicals ("Frozen" it's not), and so broke ground in the midnight movie genre that it became the most popular one of all time.

    "Priscilla" involves gay-for-pays lip synching to vintage hits.

    Can you guess which gets my vote?
  • hebrewman

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    Apr 15, 2015 10:52 PM GMT
    i love both. i refuse to choose one.
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    Apr 15, 2015 11:04 PM GMT
    I liked Priscilla the first time I saw it. It gets harder to watch the more I see it, though.

    Rocky Horror was just aight the first time I saw it, but the more I see it the better it gets.

    My vote is for Rocky Horror.
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    Apr 15, 2015 11:11 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidRocky Horror was just aight the first time I saw it, but the more I see it the better it gets.

    Rocky Horror is subversive and anarchic in a way that Priscilla (for all its charms) really isn't. And I always wanted to play the Criminologist, so dignified and English until he jumps up on the desk to do the Time Warp (my favorite moment).
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    Apr 16, 2015 1:32 AM GMT
    Sharkspeare said
    mickeytopogigio saidRocky Horror was just aight the first time I saw it, but the more I see it the better it gets.

    Rocky Horror is subversive and anarchic in a way that Priscilla (for all its charms) really isn't. And I always wanted to play the Criminologist, so dignified and English until he jumps up on the desk to do the Time Warp (my favorite moment).


    icon_lol.gif I played the Criminologist... and Dr. Scott. Once each when the Floor Show needed a fill-in.
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    Apr 16, 2015 4:07 AM GMT
    ROcky. But only after midnight, in a seedy theater, after you've been out drinking.
    Then standing in line in the rain...
  • bro4bro

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    Apr 16, 2015 4:33 AM GMT
    Rocky Horror - or, to be more accurate, its fans - literally began the concept of the audience participation movie, and it's still the most popular one, by far. It flopped badly on first release, but became a true phenomenon when it started playing the midnight circuit and the audience got into the act.

    Priscilla? Well yeah it was enjoyable. But it's just a movie.

    Oh, and Mindgarden, while you're waiting in line in the rain, I hope the newspaper you're shielding your head with is a Cleveland Plain Dealer - just like Brad and Janet's!
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    Apr 16, 2015 5:10 AM GMT
    They are both FABULOUS! Rocky Horror was so 'out there' when it arrived. No one can do drag quite like Tim Curry did! The character 'Riff Raff actually wrote and produced it. Great soundtrack too. And Pricilla was such a great study of humanity. I love them both, but both are so different! I remember seeing Rocky Horror at least 25 times in the early 70ies ( toast, water and all…) and I have seen Pricilla at least as many times. Great entertainment.. icon_biggrin.gif
    …so come up to the lab…and see whats on the slab.. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 16, 2015 5:39 AM GMT
    I wouldn't at all put Priscilla in the same category as Rocky Horror. Maybe I'd put Little Shop of Horrors there first but I really thought at the time the movie came out that Hedwig would have similarly become a cult film. I was a little disappointed that it didn't reach Rocky Horror fame though Rocky Horror really is quite something.

    We used to do the toast and newspaper so many years ago and I think that film is perfect. Fucking love it every time I see it. Nervous about the proposed remake. If they're going to fuck with it I hope they go about it as did variations of Oz, something new like The Wiz which was entertaining without distracting from the original. I like Rocky so much that it's hard for me to imagine how efforts to improve it wouldn't be just a mistake. Unless coaxed by someone else, on my own, I doubt I'd go to see the remake.
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    Apr 16, 2015 6:52 AM GMT
    hairyandym saidThey are both FABULOUS! Rocky Horror was so 'out there' when it arrived. No one can do drag quite like Tim Curry did! The character 'Riff Raff actually wrote and produced it. Great soundtrack too. And Pricilla was such a great study of humanity. I love them both, but both are so different! I remember seeing Rocky Horror at least 25 times in the early 70ies ( toast, water and all…) and I have seen Pricilla at least as many times. Great entertainment.. icon_biggrin.gif
    …so come up to the lab…and see whats on the slab.. icon_cool.gif


    @go on light your tampon blow your whole box apart because its the only bang you're ever going to get !"
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    Apr 16, 2015 10:08 AM GMT
    secondstartotheright said@go on light your tampon blow your whole box apart because its the only bang you're ever going to get !"


    That line, and "Come on girls, off your snstches." Are the only two lines i remember...

    But Rocky horror, i know EVERY line. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 16, 2015 10:35 AM GMT
    JonSpringon said
    secondstartotheright said@go on light your tampon blow your whole box apart because its the only bang you're ever going to get !"


    That line, and "Come on girls, off your snstches." Are the only two lines i remember...

    But Rocky horror, i know EVERY line. icon_cool.gif


    hmmm what about

    - You can't do that with a ping pong ball !

    - that's all this country needs ; a cock in a frock on a rock

    - oh Felicia , where the fuck are we ?
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    Apr 16, 2015 10:38 AM GMT
    I agree with those who say both movies are different, an apples vs. oranges comparison. But both tasty! icon_biggrin.gif

    Priscilla is a sentimental favorite of mine, forming part of my post-coming out adjustment to the gay world. When I moved into my first BF's house I bought a new TV & DVD player for my bedroom, with Priscilla the first disc I got. I forget how I knew about Priscilla, I think it appeared on cable at my previous house. I watched the DVD over and over.

    And became so fascinated with drag that I began a 7-year period of doing the lighting for drag shows (I have a theatre degree). And especially loved personally running the follow spotlight, something I first did back in the 1970s for stage musicals (minus the drag queens).

    So Priscilla did all that for me, I suppose. But purely seen as movies & entertainment, both of these are still tasty. icon_biggrin.gif
  • madsexy

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    Apr 16, 2015 1:01 PM GMT
    The snarky dialogue and character studies in Priscilla were interesting. The mind-bending fantasy fiction adventure of RHPS was intoxicating! But like some have said - I know and love many lines of Priscilla but I know EVERY line of RHPS. OH and PS - I did Brad Rocky Riffraff and Dr. Frank-N-Furter many times more than I should probably admit at the floor show in the theater after midnight when I was in university! I'll be time warping more than anything but love both.
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    Apr 16, 2015 1:22 PM GMT
    "I don't like a man with too many muscles."
    "I didn't make him for YOU!!"
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    Apr 16, 2015 1:34 PM GMT
    I'm also fascinated by actors with a wide range. Tim Curry has done some great stuff, including such diversities as Hunt for Red October, Annie, and Clue.

    Likewise the cast of Priscilla. Among the things the 3 principles have done:

    Terrence Stamp - "General Zod" in Superman and Superman II
    Hugo Weaving - "Lord Elrond" in the LOTR trilogy
    Guy Pearce - "Lt. Exley" in L.A. Confidential

    BTW, since Priscilla was shot on a shoestring budget, the crew doubled as extras. The woman who keeps reappearing in a jog across Australia, towing a box on wheels, is the Producer. One of the 2 doormen at the casino in Alice Springs, the one with the smart mouth, is the Director!

    Although, when they shot the walk down the street of them in costume, featuring the famous flip-flop dress (the film won an Oscar for Costume Design), the reaction shots are candid & genuine, from actual residents on the street. Likewise the drinking contest scene in the "Mario Palace" hotel bar was done mostly with non-actor locals.
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 16, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    Love both, but Rocky Horror for me.
  • sfdann

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    Apr 16, 2015 4:57 PM GMT
    I'd take Adam/Felicia lipsinkinig the Sword of Damocles wearing a gold speedo... I'd take him right home.
  • GraphicGuy

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    Apr 16, 2015 5:31 PM GMT
    Priscilla (the Live Musical), Rocky Horror (the movie)
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    Apr 16, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    Rocky Horror.

    I even have the LP fs.

    and Shock Treatments too.
  • Wendigo9

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    Apr 17, 2015 5:40 AM GMT
    Hard to say really, Rocky Horror is musical fun, but Persilla actually had a storyline.
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    Apr 17, 2015 11:14 AM GMT
    Wendigo9 saidHard to say really, Rocky Horror is musical fun, but Persilla actually had a storyline.


    C'mon... Rocky Horror had a plot no more contrived than any other B-Horror film...

    Meek, sheltered, hayseed couple finds themselves stranded in a wood only to stumble on a creepy old castle. Inside they meet a mad scientist on the verge of creating a monster and they endeavor to escape with their lives.

    Only instead of a "monster", the scientist is building a sex slave, and instead of their "lives" they hope to escape with their virginity... or at least their virtue.

    Oh, and there's singing and dancing and aliens tossed in just for the fun of it.

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