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First Look: Laverne Cox as Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror


EW released the first photo of Laverne Cox as Frank-N-Furter, the doctor from Transsexual, Transylvania, in the upcoming Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot. 

Cox’s Frank-N-Furter veers from Tim Curry’s original and was designed by Tony-winner William Ivey Long. 

“We were on set and a reporter saw me and said I looked like the love child of Grace Jones and David Bowie. I said ‘That’s exactly right.’ I think we mix up the look more than they did in the original,” Cox told EW. “It’s inspired by the original but it’s really our own take. It’s way more elaborate and couture. [Director] Kenny Ortega had this vision that Frank was at this old theater and found these old burlesque costumes and is, like, using them and wearing them now but has altered them a bit.” 

Rocky Horror will premiere on Fox this fall. 

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