OK beautiful people, we're entering Musicals territory, one of my greatest loves.
Rocky Horror Picture Show. Forever my first and favourite musical.
This show kicked goals for the time, was banned around the world, confronted ideas and was all round Faaabulous.
Richard Obriens score is still one of the most ingenious soundtracks of all time, Tim Curry as Frank n Furter is still one of the best performances, the end scene where they didn't have the budget anymore so made a cardboard cutout of the set to make it look as if the castle took off into space is iconic, and this instantaneous cult-classic is still celebrated yearly.
As many, at first I was confronted and confused by this film, watching it at 14 with my dad. I am so proud and happy to have shared it with him however. Every rewatchibg reminds me of how brilliant it is. Score, costumes, actors, characters, set, makeup. It's all there and it's all incredible. This show is also a very cleverly written allegorical tale of the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s and of queer culture. And while its heavy use of the words 'transvestite' and 'transsexual' are offensive today, we have also to acknowledge how much this film did for the LGBTQI community at the time.
This movie was the first film I watched that truly celebrated and proudly depicted female sexuality, gay relationships, bi/pansexual polyamorous relationships and destigmatised sex. It made its social and political observations and criticisms fun in a Sci fi musical setting. The whole film is a joyous, funny, sexy romp but it has more important things to say with each rewatch.
This movie helped me validate myself as a queer person, and realise it was OK to be a sexual being as a female presenting and identifying being! And that is so powerful. I will forever be thankful to everyone invilved in this film for the social, historical and personal revolutions it caused.
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