The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Cult Classic & Cultural Phenomenon


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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. It’s established itself as a cult classic with over 46 years of midnight screenings. It was one of the first musicals to depict fluid sexuality and is said to have been an influence on the countercultural and sexual liberation movements that followed. We're joined this week by our friend, Bernie Bregmen, from Experience Level Entertainment.

Bernie has been producing events since 2010 starting with the 35th Anniversary Rocky Horror convention working with executive producer, Lou Adler. Since then, Bernie has worked with several entertainment giants such as Fox, MGM, and Marvel to name a few. He’s produced major events from wrap parties to full conventions, screenings to film festivals, and concerts to masquerades. Bernie has worked with Rock n Roll Hall of Famers such as Run DMC and The Black Eyed Peas, Redman, Slick Rick, and Flava Flav on events like the Los Angeles Comic Con Cosplay Ball and events at San Diego Comic Con.

In 2017 he produced Stan Lee’s 95th Birthday celebration at Stark Mansion in Hollywood. Bernie has cemented his role in the pop-culture landscape and we’re thrilled to have him as our guest today.

We discussed the cultural phenomenon of seeing Rocky Horror in a theater with a shadow cast and callback lines. How do the traditions of the virgin sacrifice and the slut shaming hold up in the post #metoo world? Are the remakes any good? Join us as we do the time warp again!

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