Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

 Rated hard (tee hee) R.

This marks 150 Next 100 Project podcasts (go figure on that numbering) and we get to rat-a-tat about one of the most sexually liberated musicals of all time. Tim Curry is delicious in his best role (it’s also his first role) while Susan Sarandon & Barry Bostwick are…fine. Director Jim Sharman and writer Richard O’Brien created a cultural touchstone with this cult blockbuster, which is still shown regularly at midnight screenings. Huge hit, great songs (The Time Warp, man!), also plenty of problems, but this is an enjoyable time at the movies.

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For The Record: The torturing assistant’s name in the 1931 Frankenstein is not Igor. It’s Fritz.


Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Box Office Mojo Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation

National Film Registry in 2005

1975 in film

Links to: Shock Treatment and Frankenstein and The Wizard Of Oz and the It TV miniseries and Weekend

YouTube links: The wedding and “The Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite” and “I Can Make You A Man” and the Meat Loaf song and the end

Previously on the Next 149 Project: Splash

May 27th on the Next 151 Project: Glory