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A Regular Frankie Fan
A Regular Frankie Fan
Actors: Paul Williams, Barely Legal, Midnight Insanity, Rocky's Whores, Sins o' the Flesh
Director: Scott Mabbutt
Genres: Documentary
NR     2001     1hr 12min

What Trekkies was to Star Trek fans, so this affectionate documentary is to devotees of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which after 25 years is still the mother of all midnight movies. As narrator Paul Williams notes, at...  more »

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Actors: Paul Williams, Barely Legal, Midnight Insanity, Rocky's Whores, Sins o' the Flesh
Director: Scott Mabbutt
Creators: Tom Clancey, Scott Mabbutt, Arthur Springer, Albee Patnesky, Brian Patrick, John D. Riley
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Liberty Int'l
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/30/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 12min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"as a RHPS veteran of 12+ years, I know what an undeserved bad rap RHPS has gotten. And hopefully this video will help explain the phenomenon. It's fabulously done, true to the attitudes of the participants, and true to the spirit of RHPS internationally. (In other words, it's not at ALL like "Trekkies".) Deffinately a wonderful addition to your RHPS collection! I recommend it highly!"
Dignity and sex!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A well crafted, highly watchable documentary, "A Regular Frankie Fan" is enjoyable for both fans and non-fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The audience for the screening I attended was made up mostly of hard-core RH fans and they loved it, turning the evening into an audience participation event - much like one would expect at a midnight show. My guess is that all the RH fans will appreciate the way director Scott Mabbutt has sympathetically presented them and their particular "obsession.""
Frankie Music fan
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thought that this is a perfect addition to any Rocky Horror Fan, or movie history buff. I had to buy two! It dives right into the fan fare of what is happening today with this cult classic. The director really captures the whole Fan movement in this totally entertaining DVD. I especially enjoyed all the new music on the DVD. One band, Redeye, I especially enjoyed their version of "Time Warp" in Japanese. How unique and awesome! and translation true to the theme and words! I think they ROCK! and everyone will enjoy...
Redeye you gotta play at my next party!
We'll be READY to do the Time Warp again and again!
A Well Made Film
slippery-jim | | 02/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

". A Regular Frankie Fan is the creation of writer/director Scott Mabbutt whose most recent credit before this was a project with the rather promising title, Predators From Beyond Neptune. IMDB tells us that folks like Dean Devlin, Neve Campbell, and Jason Priestley cameo-ed in the picture, so that's coolsville, but Mabbutt has made a number of genre projects, fiction and in this case, documentary.
In A Regular Frankie Fan, the focus is really on individuals who dress up as Columbia, Magenta, Riff, and naturally, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and why they do this. It goes into the history of the phenomenon, not so much of the movie, but of the stage performances that have turned quite legendary over the years in major cities across the country.
No, it's not a Ken Burns-style piece that goes in depth into the origins of Rocky Horror midnight madness, but instead, analyzes people's motivations in wanting to be a part of the show today - either in the audience or on stage in full costume/make-up. They take a wide cross-section of audiences and cut together actors and actresses from a number of different troupes in oft-engaging interviews on topics ranging from their make-up preparation to what they think of the movie to one guy talking about getting stabbed by a pen in one showing and not realizing it until later (and yes, he shows the scar).
If you've ever been to a Rocky screening and wanted to find out what everybody else in line waiting for the art-house losers in their barn jackets and mufflers to leave the final showing of whatever weepy European epic was showing at 9:55 was thinking, here's your movie."