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The REAL Denton Affair: An Expose is a Rocky Horror fanfic by Joe Blevins that pretends The Rocky Horror Picture Show and its sequel, Shock Treatment are Very Loosely Based on a True Story. It's told from the point of view of the man The Criminologist was based on and discusses the differences between the movies and what actually happened.

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  • Abled in the Adaptation: Dr Scott wasn't actually disabled. O'Brien decided to base his movie version on Doctor Strangelove.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Rocky Horror was a name made up by Richard O'Brien.
    • Farley Flavors' real name is Phil Majors.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Scott wasn't really german.
  • The Alleged House: Frank lived in a run down farm house, instead of a Gothic castle.
  • As You Know: Wright says that the reader may have heard about the events of Shock Treatment on the news.
  • Babies Ever After: Brad and Janet went on to have two sons called Kevin and Paul.
  • Based on a Great Big Lie: A third movie is apparently being made, focusing on the further adventures of Riff Raff and Magenta.
  • Cerebus Ret Con: After the events of Shock Treatment, most of Denton's residents were arrested or committed for life.
  • Collapsing Lair: Frank's house burns down at the end.
  • Death by Adaptation: Frank and Rocky survived the true events.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The author is disgusted at Richard O'Brien for making a light-hearted musical based on the true events of Shock Tratment but does quote Creator/Woody Allen that "Comedy is tragedy plus time".
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  • Easily Forgiven: Despite being a judge, Wright made friends with Frank and didn't report him to the police for killing Eddie.
  • Fantasy Gun Control: Riff's pitchfork Ray Gun was actually a Colt 45.
  • Happily Ever After: Brad and Janet, contrary to popular opinion.
  • Historical Villain Downgrade: The real Farley was a religious fanatic who stockpiled followers and weapons and planned to take over the world.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Wright wrote The Denton Affair about the events and Betty Munroe became a post-feminist author.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Oliver isn't sure whether Frank and co. were really aliens and if Rocky was actually created by Frank but says all the other sci-fi elements were made up for the movie.
  • Never Found the Body: Frank, Rocky, Riff Raff and Magenta. Frank turns up alive later and says that Rocky also survived but Riff and Magenta are presumed to have burned to death.
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  • Original Character: Columbia was made up for the movie and wasn't based on anybody.
  • Recursive Canon: The movies exist in universe and a copy of Crim's book that inspired the movie appears in Charles Gray's scenes.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Farley is Brad's cousin instead of his twin brother.
  • Setting Update: The first movie happened in 1969 but the movie was set in 1974.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Scott says Frank drugged them all during dinner.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Riff Raff and Magenta really died when Frank's house burned down.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The second half of the fic is titled "WHERE ARE THEY NOW?".

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