A 1970’s Time Capsule
Be sure to read my other R post today: ROOTS
The A to Z Challenge has dueling decades going on. Check out the 1980s theme from a fellow blogger HERE
The movie that required patrons to bring props to the theater. None other than the Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1975 when it was released, I was in grade school but by the time I went to high school, the film had developed a cult following. Teenagers everywhere were flocking to their local theater at night, equipped with all kinds of props that answered back to the movie dialog. Still others were daring enough to dress like the larger than life characters.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical horror comedy film based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show. The production is a satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through early 1970s. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick along with cast members from the original Royal Court Theatre, Roxy Theatre and Belasco Theatre productions.
Like many films that become cult favorites, the film was largely critically panned when first released but as I stated previously, it soon became known as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976. This video explains all you need to know to properly participate.
The story centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparent mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite who creates a living muscle man in his laboratory. The couple is seduced separately by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control.
Are you reading my post as a Rocky Horror Virgin? Here is the plot in 30 seconds as performed by the Bunnies