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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 98. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

June 12, 2011

98. The Rocky Horror Picture Show [DVD] (1975)

Plot: Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a rainy evening.

Seeking help at a nearby castle, they are swept into the world of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania”.

Accompanied by his servant Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien), his sister Magenta (Patricia Quinn) and a groupie named Columbia (Nell Campbell), Frank-N-Furter invites Brad and Janet on a crazed night of adventure, horror, Meat Loaf on a motorcycle and a bunch of awesome songs.

Also Starring: Peter Hinwood, Jonathan Adams, Charles Gray
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Length: 100 min.
Budget: $1.2 million / Gross Revenue: $139.8 million

Review: Before he scared the crap out of me by dressing up as Pennywise the Clown in Stephen King’s IT, Tim Curry dressed up in drag; in his first movie role ever nonetheless.

Not only did he pull it off, he sang some of my favorite musical tunes while doing it.

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If you haven’t understood it by now, yes, it is a musical/comedy/horror/sci-fi movie. And who doesn’t love combination films like that? I sure do.

I can’t get enough of the quirky, B-movie spoof-like, musical genius of the Richard O’Brien created world of Rocky Horror. What started as a Broadway musical has become a cult-movie still great 36 years later.

Nerdiest fun fact: Lorelei Shark’s lips appear on the famous poster. She received $120 for two hours of modeling for the poster art.

The film is considered to be the longest-running release in film history and still continues to play in cinemas. Fans go all out when it comes to dressing up in costume for a screening. Sure, the movie might not have the following Star Wars has, but it is apparent that the fans of Rocky Horror aren’t too shabby either. And in my opinion, not as nerdy.

Because when it comes to dressing up in drag vs dressing up as Darth Sith or whatever they dress up as, drag always wins in my book.

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