Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride
Favorite Band: Foo Fighters
Favorite Book: Ready Player One
Favorite TV Show: Rick and Morty
I've spent my whole life in the Bronx, growing up in the very Italian area of Morris Park. I've traveled to a few places in my life - including Italy, Bermuda, and Canada - and one day hope to travel to many other places, especially Tokyo. I spend most of my time going out and with music, movies, books, video games, and pretty much anything else that is able to tell a story in any way. I attend Hunter College and am studying Computer Sciences, where I hope I can somehow transfer that knowledge into the storytelling industry through either movies or video games.
So, seeing as I recently turned 21, I decided to dive into the world of drunk theater. It took me about 2 seconds to stumble across Imbible, and with the words "musical" and "3 free cocktails" attached to it, I wasn't going to turn it down.
And, if you’re an Italian kid growing up in the Bronx like me, then it’s something you’re practically legally mandated to watch, and I watched it A LOT. That is why I was so damn perplexed as to how it could be turned into a musical.
The story was modernized in a way that honestly made the story make more sense to me. Othello was an aspiring rapper, with Iago and Roderigo by his side. Desdemona was a beautiful, soulful singer, who's voice mixed with Othello's style perfectly and made them fall in love. Once Othello was famous, instead of putting Iago or Roderigo to open for his shows, he put a new up and coming artist, Cassio...
Anyway, the first thing that surprised me when I got to the show was to learned that it actually was a play first. This whole time I thought Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson's "'YOU WANT ANSWERS' 'I WANT THE TRUTH' 'YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH'" thing was the original deal. Now I'm finding out that it was actually this huge show that had a very successful Broadway run. I'm always late to these things.
The first puppet used was just this giant eyeball that watched Frankenstein in his laboratory, and it was really unsettling, and eventually that became a giant fully fledged face that moved it's mouth and blinked, and that was used in the instances where Victor was "haunted" by his creations presence. Next was their encounter, and that's when he really came to life.
Due to a legal loophole, all drugs are declared legal for 24 hours. We follow Harry on his goal to have one really awesome night during this time frame.
Frankenstein follows the story of Victor Frankenstein as he hunts down the Monster he created that has wreaked havoc on his life.
I'm going to go ahead and admit my ignorance here - I had no clue who this guy was.
I thought his last name was Fiorello, so when I learned that it was actually LaGuardia, it just raised even more questions. I didn't know that we had a mayor named LaGuardia at some point. I just assumed that the airport was named by some rich dude who helped fund it or something. Now I'm over here learning that it was actually one of our greatest mayors, and that I'm watching a revival of a show from the 1960's... I should really do more research going into these things.
That's a bit of where the problem with this drug comes in. It doesn't necessarily "show" your emotion to your partner, it just copies your feelings onto them. This could mean that some of the feelings that are built from this might not be genuine. Let's say a girl and I happen to both be taking the drug. I am unsure if I like her that much, but she is really into me. If I touch her, all of a sudden I'm going to be filled with the feeling that I'm in love with this girl just because she feels it.
Full disclosure, I have seen Rocky Horror countless times in my life, it’s one of my favorite movies/musicals ever. I can practically recite the whole movie and know every song in the whole thing. Hell, I’d even have no problem dressing up as Dr. Frank-N-Furter for Halloween or something. I would rock those fishnets, corset, and pearl necklace with no hesitation. So, obviously... when I saw that a movie theater was showing Rocky Horror while having a cast perform alongside it, there was no way I wasn’t going to see it.