History YMMV / TheRockyHorrorPictureShow

11th Apr '18 2:14:17 PM Bosco13
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: O'Brien said that ''Eddie's Teddy'' was added to the play to stop viewers feeling sorry for Eddie but they still do anyway.
19th Mar '18 7:04:27 AM LarryMullen
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* TheWoobie: Poor Rocky, who appears to be only slightly smarter than your average house pet, goes through a lot of grief in one night without having any idea why. Most fans sympathize very strongly with Columbia, who really gets treated like dirt.

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* TheWoobie: Poor Rocky, who appears to be only slightly smarter than your average house pet, goes through a lot of grief in one night without having any idea why. Most fans sympathize very strongly with Columbia, who really gets treated like dirt. Her only friend appears to be Magenta, who later betrays her by turning her into a statue.
16th Mar '18 5:15:55 PM nombretomado
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* FairForItsDay: The film is very much a product of its time, celebrating the then-recent sexual revolution and what modicum of visibility queer people had within 1970s counterculture. As mentioned on ThisVeryWiki, the [[SocietyMarchesOn increased awareness of gay and trans rights since 1975]] have questioned the film's decision to depict gay people and cross-dressers as [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything literal aliens]] (an appropriate metaphor at the time, now it feels somewhat backhanded) with some even calling it outright transphobic. A big reason that the 2015 TV version didn't go over too well was because many felt that the producers were merely capitalizing on its legacy despite not truly understanding what it was about.

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* FairForItsDay: The film is very much a product of its time, celebrating the then-recent sexual revolution and what modicum of visibility queer people had within 1970s counterculture. As mentioned on ThisVeryWiki, Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, the [[SocietyMarchesOn increased awareness of gay and trans rights since 1975]] have questioned the film's decision to depict gay people and cross-dressers as [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything literal aliens]] (an appropriate metaphor at the time, now it feels somewhat backhanded) with some even calling it outright transphobic. A big reason that the 2015 TV version didn't go over too well was because many felt that the producers were merely capitalizing on its legacy despite not truly understanding what it was about.
19th Feb '18 10:37:17 AM maxwellsilver
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: It's not often that a pansexual transvestite murdering a 1950's motorcyclist is hilarious.

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It's not often that a pansexual transvestite murdering a 1950's motorcyclist is hilarious.hilarious.
** One of the AudienceParticipation gags which evolves with the times: when Riff-Raff shows Brad and Janet the skeleton near the start of the film, it's customary to shout out "SHOW US" and the name of whatever celebrity has most recently died. Bonus points if it's someone people really liked, especially if they had an early or especially tragic death.
18th Feb '18 5:41:56 AM stephrose
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** It's also easy to make a case for Frank being a trans woman, based on their verse in Rose Tint My World, whose dysphoria caused them to act in such a way instead of some past tragedy.
17th Feb '18 12:15:15 PM maxwellsilver
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Assuming that Transylvanians are meant to represent LBGTQ+ people, Riff Raff telling [[AllGaysArePromiscuous Frank]] that his lifestyle is "too extreme" could be read as certain queer people telling others to StopBeingStereotypical.

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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: AlternateAesopInterpretation:
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Assuming that Transylvanians are meant to represent LBGTQ+ people, Riff Raff telling [[AllGaysArePromiscuous Frank]] that his lifestyle is "too extreme" could be read as certain queer people telling others to StopBeingStereotypical.StopBeingStereotypical.
** Always have a spare tire.
22nd Jan '18 12:39:42 AM julyjack73
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** A character played by Tim Curry kills a biker named Eddie. Later in 2009, [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend the same thing is attempted again]].

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** A character played by Tim Curry kills a biker man named Eddie. Later in 2009, [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend the same thing is attempted again]].
22nd Jan '18 12:38:41 AM julyjack73
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** A character played by Tim Curry kills a biker named Eddie. Later in 2009, [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend the same thing is attempted again]].
29th Dec '17 11:32:02 PM Green_lantern40
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* IAmNotShazam: Rocky is only called ''Rocky Horror'' in the credits and the comic book. The movie just calls him ''Rocky''.

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* IAmNotShazam: Rocky is only called ''Rocky Horror'' "Rocky Horror" in the credits and the comic book. The movie just calls him ''Rocky''."Rocky". (The narrator refers to him as "Rocky Horror" during "The Sword of Damocles" in the stageshow; his part was cut out for the movie version.)
5th Dec '17 9:05:52 AM Bosco13
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* ItsPopularSoItSucks: Journalist Matt Singer [[http://www.ifc.com/2007/01/gagging-on-the-koolaid-cult-fi has questioned whether the popularity]] of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' invalidates its status as a CultClassic.
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