Last night, after discovering that not one but TWO of my gals had not seen Rocky Horror, they were told to come over and bring the wine and choccies. The response was a mixed one. One loved the film and was very impressed while the other, a little stumped, wasn't actually sure if she liked it or not. Me and my lil big sis, having seen it on numerous occasions were of course forcing ourselves not to sing along (too much) and laugh before lines had been uttered.
As my sister rightly said, Tim Curry is quite simply the sexiest man ever to be seen in drag (his legs are envied by women the world over I'm sure!) and Richard O'Brien of Crystal Maze fame is fantastic as both the creative genius (he wrote the original stage play!) and Riff-raff. Other stars include Susan Sarandon and Meatloaf.
To explain the plot would defeat the point of seeing the film. It is beyond strange but has brilliant songs including the infamous TimeWarp and acting that has never been seen before or since that manages to be brilliant and cheesy and terrible all at the same time.
It's genius is in the outlandish outfits, un-PC characters (they hail from a place called Transexual, Transylvania) and the fantastic one liners! "Dammit Janet, I love you", "It's not easy having a good time, even smiling makes my face ache", "That's a rather tender subject. Another slice, anyone?" and "I've been makin' a man, with blond hair, and a tan and he's good for relieving my tension."
The films title in Argentina translates to "Orgy of horror and craziness" a fairly accurate summary actually :)
So go and watch it as soon as you can and don't just sit around and wait in antici....