Rocky Horror Picture Show is not a movie for the faint of heart. It’s also not a movie that I tend to recommend. There’s a lot of things happening throughout this movie.
There’s a narrator who ends up telling you about half of what’s going on, so if you’re not paying attention to him you miss some details that add to the story. The beginning holds a wedding and then you meet the main characters. No, not the bride and groom. Their friends!
Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) have just watched their friends get married and they’re hanging around the church after everyone else in attendance has left. Janet caught the bouquet and is hinting to Brad that she’d like to be engaged and he does propose. Then the couple decides to go tell a professor their good news.
On the way to the professor the car breaks down during a rainstorm and the spare tire doesn’t work, so they walk to a nearby mansion to ask about using a phone and calling someone. Their world is turned inside out and upside down then another 40 degrees backwards. Putting it mildly.
The mansion Brad and Janet arrive at is the home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter – a scientist (Tim Curry). Before ever meeting Dr. Frank the couple meets Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien) and Magenta (Patricia Quinn) two domestics for Dr. Frank. Then you meet a group of party goers who dance to “Time Warp”. When you finally meet Dr. Frank you begin to wonder why the couple hasn’t run the other way.
Dr. Frank shows the couple things they never thought to imagine and things about themselves and each other. There’s love, there’s hate, there’s murder, there are aliens! Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic film that has been around since 1975 and still get some buzz today.
Heather: I watched this for a second time while my cousin watched it for her first. My parents came in and started watching it about halfway through. We were all making comments and laughing at the movie while shaking our heads.