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Today in History (1975): The Rocky Horror Picture Show screen debut

Tim Curry as a tranny, and a convincing one at that, and Susan Sarandon as a young soon-to-be wed? Oh, and Meat Loaf as a delivery boy? This you’ve got to see!

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a British musical comedy film that pays homage to the horror B movies of the late 1940’s through the early 70’s. It is based on The Rocky Horror Show, a book and musical stage play with music and lyrics by Richard O’ Brien. Starring Tim Curry as a self-proclaimed transvestite named Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Peter Hinwood as Rocky, the doctor’s creation, and Susan Sarandon and Brad Majors as a newly-engaged couple who gets lost in the woods and seeks refuge in a nearby castle occupied by a bunch of unorthodox personalities. Aside from co-writing the screenplay with the film’s director, Jim Sharman, Richard O’Brien also stars as Riff Raff, a handyman at the castle.

On August 14, 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened at the USA Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The remarkable thing is that it has never been withdrawn by 20th century Fox since its 1975 release and continues to play in selected cinemas. Yes, you will still find in under “Now Showing” in some movie houses.

While it has garnered mixed reviews from critics, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is considered a cult classic. Not to mention hilarious. I mean, Tim Curry as a tranny, and a convincing one at that, and Susan Sarandon as a young soon-to-be wed? Oh, and Meat Loaf as a delivery boy? This you’ve got to see!

Here’s the trailer to get you started:

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So why do people go to The Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Rocky Horror is a place to go where you’ll be accepted, whoever you are. The music is wonderful, the costumes are flashy and fun, and the film can be a wonderful vacation from reality. It’s like a grown-up combination of dressing up and the Wizard of Oz, and we get to be among the players, cut loose, and be someone exciting and sexy for a couple of hours a week. If you remember the ‘70s, it’s a nostalgia trip. For those of us who don’t, it’s still a nice place to visit. In short, it’s just a lot of fun._
- Rockypedia

Information for this article was taken from Wikipedia and Rockypedia.

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