cinn (cindogg) wrote in themovieclub,
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Don't dream it. Be it.

The unofficial start of Octoberween was kicked off with the viewing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). I already know what you are saying, uhm, not a horror film, people. Yes, true, but you cannot argue with a film as campy as this. I find it best for the camp and kitsch factor, quotability, and of course, the songs.

I think that Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostick were great choices as Janet Weiss and Brad Majors, both characters evolving from uptight and prudish to daring and sexual. Tim Curry undoubtedly made the movie what it was. His Dr. Frank-N-Furter put the "F" in fabulous. Yeah, I said that. His songs were often the highlights of the film. I also enjoyed his locking eyes with the camera, somewhat conspiratorially.

I have never been to a viewing in the theater, so yes, I am a "virgin." They don't really show it around here, and if they did, I would want to do it up right - with a group of friends and all of us dressed in character and armed with props. I would most likely dress as Magenta. I find her character most intriguing and most adaptable to me and my personality. I think it would be so fun to participate in this at least once in my life. I'm sure the opportunity will present itself one of these days.

Favorite songs: "Dammit, Janet," "Theres' a Light," "Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me," "Sweet Transvestite," and "Wise Up."
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