PART I - INTRODUCTION
|2.1||Why was it made?|
|2.2||What was it like?|
alt.cult-movies.rocky-horrorseveral years ago:
|[There is a knock at brad's door]|
|[A shadow slowly approches Brad's bed.]|
|I see you have tried the specilty of the house.|
|[Brad turns on lights. Riff is standing over his bed.]|
|There are rules that have to be followed.|
|But... I didn't do anything.|
|You've done enough.|
|What are you talking about?|
|You have tasted the sweet necter of the prince.|
|How, how do you know?|
|It's my job. And now you must pay for your sins. Magenta and Columbia are otherwise encumbered. So that leaves you.|
|[Riff grabs Brad and flips him over on the bed. Unzips himself and starts to penetrate Brad. An evil smile comes across Riffs face]|
Frank goes after Rocky, leaving Brad alone and confused. Riff, knowing Frank will be gone for a while, goes to Brad's bedroom. Janet finds Rocky and gets in on with him. Frank, pissed that he has lost Rocky, goes back to Brad just to find him getting it up the ass by Riff. Riff takes off with Frank and Brad running after him. Which brings us up to the "mercy" elevator scene with Frank whipping Riff for not only losing Rocky, but also taking Brad…
"Even though that part of the screen is a little blurry, I think that what you are seeing is just more of that white fur that's around the sides of the slippers. You can see this most clearly when Riff's legs fly up as he mounts Brad. You can clearly see that the 'bunny faces' have one inch high white fluff spouting from them. This is what really makes me think they are just fluff and not actual bunny images."
CORRECTION: It is NOT a microphone, it is the lantern that hangs from the top of the church door frame. Apparently, all the people who think this is a mic that accidentally got into the shot are mistaken... Interestingly enough, Richard O'Brien himself comments on the DVD that it is a microphone – it seems Richard O'Brien does occasionally remember or relate details incorrectly; this may be another reason why some of the information in this scene is incomplete and/or contradictory.
|2.3||A song for the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene|
Time and time again
You can never win
Stabbed in the back by one you called a friend
I have always found
You never turn around
Cuz life is always painful in the end
I just cannot agree with what you say
You(?)I(?) know that there's always another way
Your tears are in vain
As you cry in pain
I hope my explanations don't offend
Sometimes you are broke
The butt of some joke
And life is always painful in the end
You(?) learn the lesson
Life is a mess and
Oak trees all break while softer willows bend
You're feeling the burn
As(?) you sadly learn
That life is always painful in the end
|2.4||Why is the scene so rare?|
When Rocky started to get really big in the US, FOX started running out of prints. They first pulled prints from overseas (which is how we first got "Superheroes" over here), and then dug up the original promos too (only a dozen or so). Since very few of the original prints (promo or first real press) are still in use; finding one at all, let alone one that was still usable would probably be rather hard. Even the theatres that still have mono prints probably have a copy that was struck in the mid-80's (around the time of the 10th anniversary) and not an "original"
One theatre that was known to have a copy was the Balboa Theatre (whose marquee is on the 15th anniversary video) in New Port Beach, CA. The Balboa later got a newer "Superhearoes" mono print, wore it out in a few years, picked up a new "Superheroes" stereo print, then closed two months later. The cast, Midnight Insanity, moved to the Art Theatre in Long Beach. The print with the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene was sent back to the distributer and more then likely just cut up and thrown away like most old prints...
According to Outcast Spice, the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene was shown once at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto as a pre-show. A former cast-member got a copy, but would not say how or from where ("She wouldn't tell me how many people she had to screw to get it"); and they couldn't splice it into the film. "It made for a kick-ass (hehe) preshow."
There is a theater in Washington state that claims to currently (as of March 2004) have a print with the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene in it. The cast calls themselves The Blue Mousketeers.
There have been occasional badly forged pictures on web pages claiming to be stills from the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene; usually placed there anonymously. These can be easily determined to be false by close inspection. Don't assume you have true stills or video from the scene without examining the evidence, and the identity of the provider. Definitely don't pay any money (false videos of the scene surfaced on ebay a while back) unless you're sure you're getting the genuine article.
At the Cirque Du Rockeil convention, Mick Rock would not comment on the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene, but he did acknowledge (with a sly, lascivious grin) that there were some photos he took that "he was not going to release." These were for his "personal collection."
Another person, who wishes to remain nameless, claims to have gotten the scene of off KaZaA (a file-sharing program) some time ago – but has not seen it up there since (nor will she make her copy available there) for fear of being charged with copyright violations or theft. (Note that KaZaA, due to lawsuits, is no longer a free and uncontrolled file-sharing program.)
|2.5||What do the fans think?|
|2.6||Has it ever been done on stage?|
However, any professional group that puts on The Rocky Horror Show is expected to follow the official script (provided by Samuel French, Inc., in the USA and some other countries; and Rocky Horror, Ltd., in Europe). This script has gone through changes since The Rocky Horror Show debuted in 1973, but at no time has it ever contained the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene. Keep in mind that the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene was created during the filming of the movie, which came after the play.
There is a rumor, though, that the producers of the 2000 Broadway revival The Rocky Horror Show LIVE! briefly considered including "a" Brad/Riff scene (which, although inspired by the legendary movie scene, would have probably differed significantly from it) in order to "shock and surprise" audiences; but it never went anywhere. Possibly someone (Richard O'Brien or Christopher Malcolm?) objected. There is no truth to the rumor, however, that Jarrod Emick (the original Brad Majors) or Raul Esparza (Riff Raff) refused to do the scene – it had already been decided against long before the show was cast.
Addendum: Almost three years later, they still haven't released the "Frankie Goes To Hollywood" convention videotape, which they've promised will contain the Brad/Riff buttfuck scene that was shown at the con.
One Rocky fan did an analysis of this scene for a cinema course at Rhode Island College, and argued that the scene was added to provide some balance for Riff and Brad's characters.
RIFF: Riff and Magenta are sibling lovers, but Magenta also has gay sex with Columbia (a human). Allowing Riff to have gay sex with Brad (a human) provides some balance... And you have to wonder if Riff released Rocky just so that he could distract Frank and get his hands on Brad. Why else would he let the creation loose and risk Frank's wrath?
BRAD: After Janet is seduced and deflowered by Frank, she goes on to have sex with Rocky and revels in the experience. The Brad/Riff buttfuck scene, after Brad is deflowered by Frank, allows us to see the negative effect that sex has on Brad.
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