In Trapped in the Closet, R. Kelly’s classic hip hopera, Kels takes on the role of Sylvester, who has a simple one-night stand with a preacher’s wife and then ends up in a web of preposterous lies and a series of outlandish plot twists ranging from used rubbers on his bed to an asthmatic midget male stripper who likes to hang out with a white chick named Bridget. Throughout all of these misadventures, the drama is played as fiercely straight as R. Kelly, and the tale is told through rhyme after rhyme after rhyme.
Over the years, some audiences have hailed Trapped as the “Plan 9 From Outer Space of music videos,” while others have recognized it as the masterpiece from our generation’s greatest living R&B legend. But whichever camp you fall into, one thing is certain - there will be no better cinematic event this year than singing and dancing and playing with props in a theater full of other R. Kelly fans at the fully interactive R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along.
Brought to you by the Action Pack, the group made famous by creating dozens of interactive events for the Alamo Drafthouse, this Sing-Along event will take Trapped in the Cosest and give it the full Rocky Horror experience, with subtitles on screen to make it easy to sing-along (or just keep up with the story if you’ve never seen this majesty before), and props like Barettas, rubbers, spatulas and more to help make the magic moments on screen come alive in the theater.
But that’s not all. Oh, no, there is soooo much more.
Because Trapped may be R. Kelly’s latest masterpiece, and the long-awaited premiere of new chapters this fall on IFC and IFC.com has given us the opportunity to create this cinematic event of the century, but R. Kelly has a full catalog of equally incredible music videos, and there’s no way we’re going to start the show without turning the entire theater into a full on dance party of awesomeness. To that end, we’ve also subtitled a collection of R. Kelly’s other greatest songs, so you can sing and dance along with Bump ‘N Grind, Sex Me, Ignition (yes, the remix), Step in the Name of Love, and more. Your mind may be telling you, “No,” but your body... your body is telling you “YeeeEEEEEEsssssSSS!” Go ahead and give into that impulse, and prepare yourself for all the glory of R. Kelly.