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(Guardian)   Happy 40th birthday to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, with insight from some of the people who made it   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 114
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2013-03-05 11:05:14 AM

karnal: always had a thing for Columbia

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Magenta always pulled me in with her long red hair, red lips, and quasi-scary/crazy sex appeal.

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Lick those lips baby...
 
2013-03-05 11:11:35 AM

someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.


Madness . . . takes it's toll
 
2013-03-05 11:15:09 AM

Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll


Please have exact change.
 
2013-03-05 11:22:42 AM
I remember when the movie came out on video.  I wondered "why?".  I mean, where's the fun in just sitting around at home watching it?
 
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2013-03-05 11:22:46 AM

PanicMan: That's the whole point. Except for Tim Curry.  He was fantastic.  The audience participation is RiffTrax before there was RiffTrax.  And each theater does it a little different.  Give it a try.


That's actually a problem sometimes. I first saw it at college, and everybody was on a different script.
 
2013-03-05 11:23:40 AM

Bondith: Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll

Please have exact change.


Does madness accept EZ Pass?
 
2013-03-05 11:26:37 AM

Hagenhatesyouall: karnal: always had a thing for Columbia

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Magenta always pulled me in with her long red hair, red lips, and quasi-scary/crazy sex appeal.

Lick those lips baby...


+1 for Columbia... And that scene, with her in her jammies and those Mickey Mouse ears? DAMNIT!!!

*pounds fist*


/You know where I'll be...
 
2013-03-05 11:30:32 AM

Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll


But listen closely..
 
2013-03-05 11:31:07 AM
The Rocky Horror Show is 40.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is only 38.

Carry on.
 
2013-03-05 11:36:40 AM

Oscar_Madisons_cleaning_lady: All she could say was, "Oh...You're one of those."


One of those fabulous people?
 
2013-03-05 11:41:41 AM
My CSB (or not):

First saw the movie in 1977 or 78 in a theater in Highland Park, a Dallas suburb.  A woman I was seeing took me--I'd never heard of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Just before the movie started, some fat dude walked onstage and the crowd went nuts.  I asked my date who the guy was and why everyone was screaming...she told me I'd figure it out.  Movie starts and a few scenes in I realized that the fat guy was Meat Loaf.  Turned out he grew up in Dallas and was visiting friends in the area.

Only saw the movie one other time, on acid in Chico, CA, in 1980.  That certainly livened it up.

/what's a radio picture?
//egads, I am one old motherfarker
 
2013-03-05 11:42:37 AM

There I Was: My CSB (or not):

First saw the movie in 1977 or 78 in a theater in Highland Park, a Dallas suburb.  A woman I was seeing took me--I'd never heard of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Just before the movie started, some fat dude walked onstage and the crowd went nuts.  I asked my date who the guy was and why everyone was screaming...she told me I'd figure it out.  Movie starts and a few scenes in I realized that the fat guy was Meat Loaf.  Turned out he grew up in Dallas and was visiting friends in the area.

Only saw the movie one other time, on acid in Chico, CA, in 1980.  That certainly livened it up.

/what's a radio picture?
//egads, I am one old motherfarker


I have awarded it full CSB honors.
 
2013-03-05 11:49:39 AM

karnal: always had a thing for Columbia

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I had a think for Columbia, too.   Also for a chick in high school who was a dead-ringer for her....
 
2013-03-05 12:01:33 PM

MrJesus: Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll

But listen closely..


NOT for very much longer.
 
2013-03-05 12:03:41 PM
Get the f*ck off that desk!
 
2013-03-05 12:04:09 PM

MrJesus: Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll

But listen closely..


Not for very much longer...
 
2013-03-05 12:05:10 PM
The first time I ever got felt up was at my very first Rocky Horror Midnight Show, Halloween in the 90s. The mass de-virginizing involved taking off your bra and flinging it over your head. I wasn't wearing one, oops! Never seen so many damn good looking Transvestites in one place at one time.

/CSS
 
2013-03-05 12:06:21 PM

23FPB23: I remember when the movie came out on video.  I wondered "why?".  I mean, where's the fun in just sitting around at home watching it?


"Why" = Beer

In other news: Susan Sarandon is the sexiest average looking chick EVER!
 
2013-03-05 12:38:06 PM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


It was great when it all began.
 
2013-03-05 12:49:28 PM

Tenga: Little known fact: the guy that played Riff Raff, Richard O'Brien, voices the role of Phineas and Ferbs dad.


And Malcolm McDowell plays one of the granddads.
 
2013-03-05 12:55:34 PM
Saw it many times at midnight in New Orleans in the early 80s at some theater near the Lakeview area.  I don't remember the name of the cinema but I surely remember staying up all night doing wild stuff.
 
2013-03-05 01:03:30 PM
Once or twice, when moving to a new city, I had a foolproof method of finding new friends. During the wedding scene, when Riffy would stab the stab the pitchfork into the ground, I would run down front and get stabbed in the head. Excellent ice-breaker, if you're wanting to get "in" with the right crowd.
 
2013-03-05 01:25:56 PM
I haven't been to see RHPS in ages. I met my first husband waiting in line at RHPS. Went home
with him that night and we were married a month later. That marriage lasted just under 3 years.

Yes, the movie sucks - if you're trying to watch it as a serious movie. But cinematic value isn't
why you go.

The Athens Theater here in downtown Deland does a production once or twice a month. I know
my husband wouldn't go - it's so not his thing. But I've highly recommended that my oldest son
go at least once to experience it.

/ Dammit Janet...I wanna screw...
// Ding dong...arsehole calling...arsehole cookies for sale!
 
2013-03-05 01:39:40 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Mrbogey: I always took it as the film equivilant of a drug trip. Not much to explain. It is whatever your experience makes of it. Usually fun if you're in the right frame of mind but god awful if not.

A more apt analogy could not be found. It's a lot like an acid trip. If you're ready and go with the fark flow, its an experience you won't forget. If you are not ready for it, its an experience you want to forget.


I WAS on acid the first time I went.  It was as unreal as you might expect.
 
2013-03-05 01:46:41 PM

SirHolo: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Mrbogey: I always took it as the film equivilant of a drug trip. Not much to explain. It is whatever your experience makes of it. Usually fun if you're in the right frame of mind but god awful if not.

A more apt analogy could not be found. It's a lot like an acid trip. If you're ready and go with the fark flow, its an experience you won't forget. If you are not ready for it, its an experience you want to forget.

I WAS on acid the first time I went.  It was as unreal as you might expect.


My last experience with acid was at a friends house during HS. I watched a girl get up on the table and start stripping to the music, when she bent over and dropped her panties I saw bats fly out of her snatch.

So while I can imagine a little, I do not think I can even begin to fathom the horrors you saw
 
2013-03-05 01:46:49 PM
seat wetting?

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2013-03-05 01:59:17 PM

quickdraw: I never liked the audience participation stuff. I find it annoying.


Add a dose to the mix and it can get downright depressing.
Or so I have heard.
 
2013-03-05 02:00:00 PM

natas6.0: used to be fun going to watch in berkeley at midnight.
The movie is horrible, but on a big screen.. with audience participation-epic


In my lifetime highlight reel goes the night at Burning Man when the folks who schleped out a giant circus tent and built a temporary movie theater inside played Rocky as the nightly feature.  There was something about watching the movie that had been a beacon and an anthem to myself and all the other lonely isolated freaks in my teen years being played to a packed house with the best audience particpation ever at the event that  represented the final triumph of geek/freak culture.  Hell, the cast, including Frankie  were probably in the LEAST outrageous outfits in that room
 
2013-03-05 02:32:27 PM

abfalter: So here is my Rocky Horror story.


This is actually not my story, but my best friend's story.  Every year the old theater in New Bedford used to host UMass Dartmouth's annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween production.  So my friend is there with her friend, and she's a wee bit buzzed at the time.

So they get to "Sword of Damocles" and out comes Rocky.  Actual (dyed) blonde hair, actual build, and so on.  He goes for his run, and my friend, who is sitting on the aisle, jumps up in front of him and just screams "God I wanna fark you!" He looks at her confused for a second, not having heard what she said over the music, and keeps going on the run.

Flash forward to almost three years later, and my friend's dating this guy we'd been hanging out with at UMass.  They're exchanging stories about crazy things they've done, and she tells him the story.  Then he tells the story back to her.

We ended up playing "Sword of Damocles" and "Time Warp" at their wedding, the rest of the family loved it.
 
2013-03-05 02:39:22 PM
Heh neat collection of CSB's. Great start to the day
 
2013-03-05 02:39:45 PM

abfalter: Dr Dreidel: I say that life is an illusion.

Agrees:

www.wearysloth.com

Pull his tie and his neck disappears!

Pull his neck and his dick disappears!
 
2013-03-05 02:50:02 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: Tenga: Little known fact: the guy that played Riff Raff, Richard O'Brien, voices the role of Phineas and Ferbs dad.

And Malcolm McDowell plays one of the granddads.


And I believe Barry Bostwick plays the other grandfather.

You can call him Agent P.
 
2013-03-05 02:59:23 PM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


They didn't make it -- FOR YOU!!!
 
2013-03-05 03:01:07 PM
Well, off to the Googles.
The creator has got to be a fan of TRHPS or something.

/Ferb, I know what we're going to do today.
 
2013-03-05 03:38:06 PM
Never seen the movie in a theater; only at home. Still enjoy it.
 
2013-03-05 04:10:51 PM
...let's do the Time Warp again...

/dammit Janet
 
2013-03-05 04:20:01 PM

carrion_luggage: RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.

They didn't make it -- FOR YOU!!!


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2013-03-05 04:24:24 PM
CSB Time:  I used to go most weekends in high school and after. (early 80's, don't judge me!). I started going because A) A hot girl in my class wanted to go so she could wear her lingerie and fishnets and B) I had a car and weed so she was willing to go with me.

I got to know her really well and was dating her before I found out she was the sister of one of my friends. (he was a class ahead of me). She had apparently been confiding in him about our exploits including drinking, drugs, sex, and partial nudity on the drives home.

Yeah, that was a little awkward.
 
2013-03-05 04:26:29 PM

evilmrsock: I still think I like Shock Treatment better. It's a shame that movie is overshadowed the way it is.


THIS. Jessica Harper's voice puts me in a trance.
 
2013-03-05 04:38:55 PM
So you had a flat, well how about that!

Meatloaf again???

/many classic lines in this movie
 
2013-03-05 04:48:25 PM

Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll


So  that'swhy their house was in the middle of their street.
 
2013-03-05 05:00:19 PM

Bondith: Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll

Please have exact change.


*shakes tiny fist*  Oh well:

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2013-03-05 05:50:21 PM
Shouting out to Decadence and the gang at the Majestic Theatre (now a night club) in Madison, WI circa 1987-88! If you want to get in touch with me rhpsfans at fondoo net

Fun Fact: The guy wearing glasses in the top left of the first photo with his arms spread (Joel) was one of the Heaven's Gate cult suicides. One of those pics you've seen, of bodies wearing Nike sneakers, is him.

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2013-03-05 06:26:27 PM
I have tons of great memories from RHPS in the Twin Cities.

One of my favorites is the night we moved from The Heights Theater to The Riverview. Our cast leaders took our precious copy of the film, mono with Superheroes, and about 60 cars drove to the new theater together.
 
2013-03-05 06:46:40 PM
Used to attend in the 80s in Indianapolis (was there for AIT), and we were able to smuggle all kinds of things into that theater with our large, black Army trenchcoats. Including bottles of peppermint schnapps we'd pass up and down the aisle so everybody could have a swig. A few years later at PLDC ("sergeant school") we devised a set of drill & ceremony commands to lead troops through the Time Warp. It was good for morale!

/drinking... those moments when
 
2013-03-05 06:48:05 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a great movie.  I'm continually baffled by the fact that so few people seem realize this.  I guess they're all too busy shouting "Slut!" and throwing crap at each other to actually notice how awesome it is.
 
2013-03-05 07:15:39 PM
Spent a lot of my Saturday nights in the mid and late eighties at the Eighth Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village seeing RHPS.  The guy who MC'd at Eighth Street, which is sadly history, was Sal Piro, who's still the president of the RHPS fan club.  This is where all the audience participation stuff got started.  Halloween was LEGENDARY.  As a straight movie, it's cute, Tim Curry is great but it does drag in a lot of places.  The soundtrack, though, still holds up after all these years and every once in a while I get an itch to go see it again in the theater just because it was always so much fun.

/"It's no crime to give yourself over to pleasure."
//"IT IS IN NEW JERSEY!"
 
2013-03-05 07:25:07 PM
www.wearysloth.com

fark that chin! fark that chin! fark that chin!
 
2013-03-05 08:27:26 PM
I went more than a few times in college (my roommate was Rocky in the cast).  The Rialto let you get away with just about anything.   JUST about.

The only callback the production manager ever got upset about was one night during Frank's "Dream it":

Whatever happened to Faye Wray? That delicate, satin draped frame. As it clung to her thigh.

LIKE A HOMESICK ABORTION!

How I started to cry...

YOU'D CRY TOO IF YOU HAD A HOMESICK ABORTION STUCK TO YOUR LEG!
 
2013-03-05 08:40:01 PM

UNC_Samurai: I went more than a few times in college (my roommate was Rocky in the cast).  The Rialto let you get away with just about anything.   JUST about.

The only callback the production manager ever got upset about was one night during Frank's "Dream it":

Whatever happened to Faye Wray? That delicate, satin draped frame. As it clung to her thigh.

LIKE A HOMESICK ABORTION!

How I started to cry...

YOU'D CRY TOO IF YOU HAD A HOMESICK ABORTION STUCK TO YOUR LEG!


Well, that took me back. I still may have toast in my hair...but at least I still have hair.
 
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