donderdag 26 april 2012

11. Sex, horror and transvestites in Mexico! We like it!!!!

Frank-N-Furter... Really nice guy. Believe me...

Becoming a Milanese is not always easy. It takes a lot of time and energy. You have to read many books, visit many things, take many pictures and fight a lot with your boyfriend because he thinks you take TOO many pictures (he claims I’m even clicking when I‘m asleep). On top of all this, you also need to process the whole event in some digestible reading material for those at home who have decided to remotely become Milanese by reading your blog. An intensive job but definitely an interesting and a fun one. Sometimes it’s even downright hilarious. Like last Friday for instance. When my guide book brought me to a place I had never heard of before and which I would never have entered if I wouldn’t have been obliged to. First of all because I don’t like rock. Secondly because I don’t like horror. And last but not least because I really don’t like shows. Yet, last Friday at 10 p.m. you could find me on the first row of a spectacle of which I can tell you now already that it will end up in my top 3 of most enjoyable Milano experiences. I’m talking, Ladies and Gentlemen, about the Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!!!!
Oh my God... It's official. I really have to stop drinking...
I start seeing everything twice!
For those of you who are as ignorant as I am, I will briefly explain the history and the principle. The Rocky Horror Show is a cult movie from 1975. The movie is some kind of parody of the B-movie, horror-movie, science fiction-movie genre which was so successful from the 40’s till the 70’s. In the beginning nobody payed much attention to the movie but this all changed when fans started to turn up Friday after Friday dressed as the movie characters themselves. These crazy fans decided to start playing the movie while the movie was playing! Let me explain myself. If you see the bisexual transvestite Frank-N-Furter with his creepy servants Magenta and Riff Raff on the movie screen, you will also see them standing on the stage of the movie theater itself, playing exactly the same scene. 

Throwing rice at the newlyweds!
In the beginning this can create some confusion. Personally I had the feeling I had been drinking too much and saw everything twice. But this strange situation it’s not only highly original; it also creates an atmosphere in the theater which is just indescribable. Also because the public is equally supposed to become part of the movie spectacle. This means that if Janet is hiding from the rain under a newspaper, people sitting in the theater are hiding under newspapers as well. When people in the movie throw rice at a couple of newlyweds, people in the theater do exactly the same and throw real rice to the stage. I know. It might all sound a bit ridiculous but I can assure you that it’s not ridiculous anymore from the moment you sit in that theater. Because the completely crazy Rocky Horror Show transforms even the most rigid and stiff person in a singing, dancing and interactive participant of this most wonderful spectacle.

The Rocky Horror Pictures Show in the Mexico Movie Theater... Not just a must for people like me who want to become a Milanese, but simply a must for everyone!

PS: those of you who decide to sit in front of the theater on the left better make sure to wear waterproof clothes or bring a good umbrella. Our friends didn’t and became soaking wet during the first big thunderstorm scene at the beginning of the movie! Be prepared!

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