Designing Frank N. Furter | THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Designing Frank N. Furter | THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW


How forceful you are, Brad. Such a perfect sp specimen. A man who exerts dominance. I’m William Ivey Long. I’m the costume designer for
“Rocky Horror Picture Show”. When you think of “Rocky
Horror Picture Show”, of course you think of
corsets and fishnets. Look at this. This is Doctor Frank-N-Furter’s
leather corset. And then my pride
of place, it makes this like no other in the
entire history of the world, are these. They actually look
like fishnets, but I call them cobwebs. It’s laser-cut plastic. And now for the leather jacket. We tried to imagine
how did Doctor Frank-N-Furter put it together? So instead of the
buttons from bands, I sort of invented totems made
out of strange bits of things that I found at
the flea markets. Throw open the switches
on the sonic oscillator. Another one of Doctor
Frank-N-Furter’s iconic looks, of course, is the lab coat. It really is based on,
you can see in the back the classic vintage
Norfolk jacket back, but because ours Doctor
Frank-N-Furter is a female, of course she tailored it
in and added some shoulder pads to make it
more Joan Crawford. Oh, I just love success. WILLIAM IVEY LONG: And then,
yes, you guessed it, Eddie. My fellow Transylvanians,
Eddie has left the castle. [screaming] WILLIAM IVEY LONG:
The prints, I made, when I was doing the
sketch, I bought a potato, cut it in half, and
carved a primitive hand, and then started stamping
it all over the sketch. So you can make an
extraterrestrial look, starting with a potato print. [music playing]

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  1. Ughhhh!! this makes me want to kill someone….why oh fucking why… must Hollywood keep butt fucking my favorite movies?

  2. This version made me love the original even more because it was trash.

    You couldn't submerge yourself into the world of rocky horror because of the whole movie theater thing.

    Cox's FrankNFurter never had that aura of danger.

    They ditched rock elements in favor of pop elements.

    Magenta flat out sucked.

    Wtf was the deal with Rocky's shorts?

    poop. 5/10

  3. This version made me love the original even more because it was trash.

    You couldn't submerge yourself into the world of rocky horror because of the whole movie theater thing.

    Cox's FrankNFurter never had that aura of danger.

    They ditched rock elements in favor of pop elements.

    Magenta flat out sucked.

    Wtf was the deal with Rocky's shorts?

    poop. 5/10

  4. OMG THIS SUCKED!! Other than Tim Curry's part in this, it sucked…why did they have to ruin this?? You cant reboot a cult classic and butcher it!

  5. omg it SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! couldnt they find anyone who could sing???? the overacting made me sick!!! they looked happy in the tense or sad moments…. it was so bad i cant believe it !!!! the best part was seeing Tim Curry other than that it was aweful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! buy that soundtrack hahahahaha i dont think so !! i dont ever want to hear that crap again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. i have nothing against a woman playing frank, but im not a fan of how little effort they put into making her look odd and androgynous. it suggests her being trans already does that and its not true, she looked totally female all throughout the movie. they could've at least covered up her boobs or gone more radical with the make up, and given her crazier hair instead of those straight up beyonce lace fronts she wore towards the end

  7. I loved the remake so much they didnt ruin it they just re-did it and quit frankly some of the characters are way better than the orignal suvh as columbia or eddie

  8. TBH I actually loved all of the Frankenfurter looks and I did like afew of the songs on this soundtrack. However they tried to recreate the rock n roll mood of the original for the modern age but it didn't work.

  9. I kinda like that people are pissed that frankfurter was played by a woman because it means so many people actually c her as a woman, but yeah the song sweet transvestite now makes no fucking sence

  10. The fact that than made frank a femqile because a femqile is plqying The role now messes everything up qnd makes no sence The sweet transvestite sone no longere aplies because she is no longer a transvestite

  11. Laverne cox is not a female
    Hes a dude and always will be dudes dont have a uterus and chicks dont hav an adams apple

  12. Transgender: someone who transitioned from the other gender to be who there really are.
    Transvestite: a man who identify a as a man, but likes to dress in women's clothing.

    Do you see the problem here? They got the two mixed up

  13. "Because our Frank N'Furter is female"

    …What? seriously, I love Laverne Cox as an actress, but Frank is a Transvestite and she is a Transgender. Sweet Transvestite made no sense because of this. And I know it's two years later, but I don't care. This costume designer said it all in that once sentence.

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