It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact, only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. Written by
Tim Curry told "Fresh Air" interviewer Terry Gross that in the original play, he started out playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter with a German accent, but he changed that when he heard a woman on a bus speaking in a highly exaggerated High-English accent that reminded Curry of Queen Elizabeth II. He later combined that with elements of his mother's "telephone voice" to create Frank-N-Furter's speaking voice. He also said that his mother, "a pretty hip lady," enjoyed the show, although not as much as she had liked it when he appeared in "The Pirates of Penzance" (because Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother had come to that). See more »
In the Time Warp sequence, the Transylvanian in blue with the tray of food hands the tray off to someone in the birds eye shot, but in his close up he still has the tray. See more »
It's not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!
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At the very end of the film, The credits read: "The characters portrayed in this film are ENTIRELY FICTITIOUS and bear no resemblance to anyone living OR DEAD!" See more »
You'd better believe that Susan Sarandon can sing!
Well, everybody knows that "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is probably the ultimate cult classic; at this point, "RHPS" isn't even really a cult movie anymore, due to its prominence. The plot (or whatever it is) of course has Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) and Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) going to a castle run by the bizarre Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a "transvestite from transsexual Transylvania". Mostly, the movie seems like a big excuse to be weird, and they do just that to great effect. And who ever would have guessed that Susan Sarandon, now known for serious roles, could do such a cool job singing? So, was "RHPS" trying to tell us anything? Who cares? It's just so neat that you just have to sit back and enjoy. And enjoy you will, even if you think that nothing good came out of the '70s (I, for one, don't hold that opinion).
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