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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 24
    More: Interesting, Rocky Horror Picture Show, horror movies, Jesus Christ Superstar, Richard O'Brien, B-movies, backing track, House of Horrors, Susan Sarandon  
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2013-03-05 09:28:00 AM
5 votes:

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


Hindsight? The movie always sucked, that was part of the fun.
2013-03-05 09:38:38 AM
4 votes:
The audience participation part is really what made this in both theatre and cinema. People dress up, make call-backs, use props etc. It's great fun. With scantily clad boobies as an added bonus.

So what if it's not a great movie in and of itself.There's a lot worse out there that had a lot more spent on them. Plus, you don't go to see a great movie in Rocky Horror, you go to have a good time. And a good time is often had.
2013-03-05 09:28:28 AM
3 votes:
used to be fun going to watch in berkeley at midnight.
The movie is horrible, but on a big screen.. with audience participation-epic
2013-03-06 04:27:50 AM
2 votes:
I feel sorry for people whose only rhps story is "thought it sucked." But then I remember that they're douchebags.
2013-03-05 10:27:39 AM
2 votes:
always had a thing for Columbia

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2013-03-05 09:57:21 AM
2 votes:

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


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.
2013-03-05 09:44:39 AM
2 votes:
So here is my Rocky Horror story.

I already knew all of the songs before I ever went to the show because my mom (a child of the 60's and let's just leave it at that) had the albumn and I would play it a lot when I was a teenager.  She would not take me to actually see the movie so when I turned 18 I decided to go see it one night.

I called my buddy, one of the nerdiest kids I know --who actually wore those thick black glasses --and asked him what he was doing at midnight.  He said nothing, and so I said "We're going to a movie.  I'll pick you up".  So we went.  He had no idea what movie we were going to see.

This was in the Prudential Town Center outside of Detroit about 25-30 years ago.  They had a pretty active crowd.  Tons of rice and such being thrown around, the whole nine yards.  A good show, unlike some of the tamer ones I have been to since.

So we watched the movie and my friend had never seen anything like it before in his life.  We had a blast and hung out after the show at a White Castles (which became a post show tradition) since it was the only thing open.

We ended up going over 100 times after that.

Somewhere around the 20th time my mom brought me home a pair of tiny gold lame' shorts that she found in a thrift shop.  I bought some used hightop shoes and spraypainted them gold.  The theater said you had to wear a shirt, but an ACE bandage was good enough for them and so I started showing up dressed as Rocky.  (I had enough of a body at that point to pull off Rocky.  Today, not so much....)

We went every Friday and Saturday night as regulars, bringing along an even increasing amount of friends.   I even managed to find a "groupie" my friend nicknamed "plastic fark doll" who could do some amazing things.  The time she handcuffed me to a steering wheel in a church parking lot at 3:00am is a different story...

One day a friend bought an entire shopping bag of rice, opened it up in the front row, and declared war on the audience before the movie had started.   It was a Saving Private Ryan moment of Rocky Horror fandom.

My mom and her friends decided to go one night which was particularly embarassing as I'm strutting around in gold booty-shorts yelling "Asshole!" every time Brad comes on screen.   I sat on the other side of the theater and I think she was as happy about that as I was.

The gold shorts ended after two guys decided one day that they wanted to have them as a trophy.  They chased me around the theater, out of the theater, and across the parking lot.  I frantically made it into my car and locked it before they could aquire their gold lame prize.  After that I was too afraid to wear them anymore.

All and all I lost track of the amount of viewings at 117 and I estimate I went about 125 times.
2013-03-05 09:39:14 AM
2 votes:
I saw this at several midnight showings in the early 1980's and the audience participation is what makes the entire experience great. Just sitting and watching it at home it is ok the first time.
2013-03-05 09:31:52 AM
2 votes:
I still think I like Shock Treatment better. It's a shame that movie is overshadowed the way it is.
2013-03-05 05:00:19 PM
1 votes:

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 02:59:23 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


They didn't make it -- FOR YOU!!!
2013-03-05 02:00:00 PM
1 votes:

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 01:46:49 PM
1 votes:
seat wetting?

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2013-03-05 11:42:37 AM
1 votes:

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 11:41:41 AM
1 votes:
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 11:05:14 AM
1 votes:

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 10:44:00 AM
1 votes:
Jack Lemmon over Tim Curry, worst Oscar snub ever.
2013-03-05 10:42:28 AM
1 votes:

karnal: Lost my virginity in the back row of the local Bijou Theatre to the Floor Show scene.

/Woo!


Back row sucks...

/Front row swallows...
2013-03-05 10:40:29 AM
1 votes:
Little known fact: the guy that played Riff Raff, Richard O'Brien, voices the role of Phineas and Ferbs dad.
2013-03-05 10:17:35 AM
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: I say that life is an illusion.


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Like his neck?
2013-03-05 09:36:23 AM
1 votes:
Saw a local production of the stage show this past October. It was a blast.
2013-03-05 09:31:27 AM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


If you were watching the movie you lost the point.  The fun was watching the audience goofing off reacting to a barely-watched movie.
2013-03-05 09:25:28 AM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


Unless you were a fat person looking to take off your clothes.
2013-03-05 09:22:50 AM
1 votes:
In hindsight, that movie sucked.
 
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