Censorious Georgia Mayor Shuts Down "Rocky Horror" Production
While moviegoers in much of the nation have made midnight pilgrimages to campy, strange and beloved cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", a regular and normal occurrence, some places haven't caught on.
The film originates from a stage production, and there's where a local "controversy" is brewing.
A Georgia mayor was so scandalized by a rehearsal he saw in a local community theater that he had the play's production shut down.
After viewing a video clip from rehearsal, Wayne Garner, the mayor of Carrollton, Ga. called the show too risqué, overruled the center's board, and canceled it. “I found it very offensive, not in keeping with the community of Carrolton, if you will,” Garner told Atlanta’s NBC-11 news. "I know this community well and if that play was allowed to proceed, we'd be run out of town." The director and cast of the production plan to find private sponsors and produce the play on a different stage in the city.
Here's a hilarious local news report on this ridiculous flap: