Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”, The Rocky Horror Picture Show gained notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film in theaters. The film has entered the pop culture lexicon for its many iconic and memorable scenes, including the song
“The Time Warp”, which has been covered by handfuls of artists and the often quoted phrase, “Dammit, Janet.”
A divine film adaptation from Richard O’Brien’s British musical horror comedy/rock opera, produced by Lou Adler and Michael White, The Rocky Horror Picture Show features revered performance by Tim Curry as a bizarre and self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania,” and Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as Brad and Janet, a couple who find themselves lost on a cold, rainy night.
The madcap, musical mayhem begins when the couple takes refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter as he is about to unveil his greatest creation – and to have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests.