By Kerrie Costello
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 famed cult classic, will be screened again this year on Saturday the 27th at The Sugar Club, Dublin.
This is the sixth year running that The Sugar Club will be hosting the event and, like always, full audience participation is encouraged. That means dressing up (prizes for best dressed), with props provided, the usual singing and quoting and general fun making. So get practicing your ‘folk dance’.
The film starts like an old fashioned ghost story- two young lovers Brad and Janet, played by Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon, are stranded in a storm at night when their car breaks down, and so find their way to the nearest house for help. Unluckily (or luckily? Do we ever really know?) for them, the house, or rather, castle in question is home to some strange characters. These include the ‘sweet’ transvestite (from Transexual, TransylvaniaaAahhh) Dr Frank N Furter -see what they did there- and his family of misfit cohorts. They have arrived on ‘a very special night’, and witness a sort of convention which they are introduced to via the unforgettable Time Warp dance, which you can see in the youtube clip here.
Dr. Frank N Furter (Tim Curry) is in the process of building life, in the form of a sort of sexy man toy. This creation is the Rocky Horror of the title. We learn (eventually, and after much confusion, song, dance, and sex) that the Doctor and his friends are all aliens, from the planet Transsexual, and the sister and brother Riff Raff and Magenta form his most trusted (we’ll see about that) comrades. So just the usual then.
The plot of the film takes place in the castle, where Brad and Janet are reluctantly introduced to the Doctor, and the strange culture of these Transsexuals, in a way that often involves synchronised dancing.
While this would be so much fun to see for a first time amongst other fans and Frank N Furter impersonators, I would suggest maybe watching it at home before if you’ve never seen it, as there will be certain cues that you won’t want to miss! Directed by Jim Sharman, with an amazing cast that includes a strange cameo from Meat Loaf (because hey, why not?) this is one of the most fun Halloween movies and it’s set to be a great night.
While presale tickets are sold out, tickets will be available at the door on the night and more information can be found on the facebook event page here.