Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Bit by the wedding bug, lovebirds Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) whisk off into the night until their car unexpectedly breaks down and they are forced to seek assistance at a spooky old mansion in the middle of nowhere. Greeted by an eerie butler (Richard O'Brien) during a late night revelry, they are soon introduced to their transvestite host Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) who is about to unleash his greatest creation yet. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is a bizarre and kinky musical send up/love letter to monster movies directed by Jim Sharman from O'Brien's play which has (somewhat inexplicably) taken on the status of a cult classic phenomenon. Many of its songs are a lot of fun and Curry is pretty astounding as the ostentatious cross dressing mad scientist, but (and this is really a matter of taste) I'm going to have to chalk this fan favorite up as another film that I just don't get.