* AdaptationDisplacement: In America at least, hardly anyone has heard of the Musical/Stageshow. However it's pretty popular in the UK.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Depending on which fanfic you read, Dr. Frank N Furter is either A.) An abusive, psychotic, heartless jerk who only manipulates and hurts (both physically and emotionally) other people for his own personal amusement or B.) A misunderstood person who only acts the way he does due to some mysterious past tragedy.
** Likewise, are Riff Raff & Magenta an evil brother/sister duo plotting Frank's downfall, or are they merely the victims of Frank's abuse and their actions are completely justified? Fanfics will vary greatly on the answer.
** There are also plenty of fics where Columbia's personality ranges from bubbly and full of energy all the time, to always in tears and constantly depressed. Fan fic writers can't seem to make their minds up.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Sing along, now, everybody: "''I'm just a sweet transvestite...''"
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Arguably Hot Patootie- Bless My Soul and maybe Time Warp
** The only thing that could keep Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul from being a BLAM is the fact that the dinner scene calls back to it. With little or no warning, Music/MeatLoaf rides out of a walk-in freezer on a motorcycle, sings a song, and [[spoiler: gets murdered]]. That's about as BLAM-tastic as it can get.
** Subverted with Eddie, since it ends up being pretty plot relevant.
** In the original play, Eddie is mentioned by Columbia before Riff & Magenta (and the Phantoms) else tells them to keep quiet...Which foreshadows Eddie's inevitable appearance, musical number, [[spoiler:and death]]. However, this foreshadowing (for some reason) was cut from the film causing Eddie's appearance and musical number to be totally out-of-nowhere. It's a a bizarre case of the character's scene being a BLAM, yet having the character being important to the plot.
** [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three words:]] The Zen Room.
* [[BizarroEpisode Bizarro Movie]]
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** The entire movie skirts over the line again and again and again, going from offensive to hilarious to offensive to hilarious again!
** The callouts, however, mock you for ever thinking there was a line in the first place.
* CultClassic: Typically cited by reviewers as the definitive example of a cult film.
* DesignatedHero: Brad, literally, in the opening credits.
* DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome: Despite being the main characters of the film, and despite having a decent fanbase, Brad & Janet are nowhere ''near'' as popular as Frank, Riff Raff, Columbia, or Magenta.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff and Magenta in particular tend to fall victim to this within the fandom.
** The refrain from "Eddie" tries to paint the titular character in this light.
--->''"When Eddie said he didn't like his Teddie you knew he was a no good kid / but when he threatened your life with a switchblade knife!"''
--->'''Frank''': What a guy!
--->'''Janet''': Makes you cry!
--->'''Dr. Scott''': Unt I did![[note]]It should be ''und'', which is German for ''and.''[[/note]]
---->'''AP#1''': What the fuck's an "Unt"?!
---->'''AP#2''': Three fourths of a Cunt![[note]]...and that's more than ''you'll'' ever see![[/note]]
* EarWorm: Pretty much half of the songs featured fall under this trope. Seriously, try reciting the moves to the ''[[DanceSensation Time Warp]]''.
** It's just a jump to the left...
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Riff Raff and Columbia are neck-in-neck for fan favorite, next to Frank himself.
* EvilIsSexy: Frank is sexy. This can be attested to by pretty much every fan of this movie.
** It's not just the movie version either- Rob Morton Fowler's portrayal of Frank in the recent European tour starts at sexy and goes straight into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv5uQ22mrqw&feature=related bishonen-beautiful]].
** Riff-Raff and Magenta both have large fan bases, and not without reason.
* FoeYay: Riff Raff/Frank-N-Furter slash fanfics exist.
* GeniusBonus: "Sonic Transducer" means "microphone or speaker".
* HypeBacklash: This movie is one acquired taste.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Frank, of course. ([[{{Pun}} Incredibly Lame Pun]], StealthPun, and HistoricalInjoke rolled into one. [[SmallNameBigEgo I slay me with my cleverness.]]
** Actually, Frank, Magenta, Columbia and Riff Raff (and very often Janet as well) are ALL very common ship launchers! Just take a few moments to look through the many {{fanfics}}!
* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Magenta and Columbia.
* MagnificentBastard: Brad! Just kidding. It's Frank... mostly when he's manipulating others for his own amusement. He's able to get away with his actions too, until [[spoiler:Riff Raff turns on him.]]
* MemeticMutation: "Let's do the Time Warp Agaaaaain!"
** Its CultClassic status and rabid fandom are also well-known.
* NarmCharm: The movie is ridiculously camp and that's why people love it.
* OneSceneWonder: Music/MeatLoaf's role as Eddie in ''Rocky Horror''. He bursts out of a freezer (on a motorcycle, of course), sings a song, and is not seen or heard from again. Until the dinner guests realize that [[ImAHumanitarian he's become the main course.]] "[[AudienceParticipationSong Meatloaf]] [[ActorAllusion again?!]]"
* RelationshipSue: There are, believe it or not ([[YouHaveToBelieveMe though, seriously, it's true]]) several ''Rocky Horror Picture Show'' {{fanfic}}s that involve Dr. Frank N Furter finding his true love...often a female MarySue. Yes, ''that'' [[AxCrazy Dr. Frank N Furter.]]
** What's worse is that a lot of these fanfics end up having the MarySue "love interest" causing Frank to change his "evil ways" almost immediately due to The PowerOfLove. Yes, the RelationshipSue is able to make Frank give up his lustful ways and settle down with one person.
*** Perhaps it's a naive attempt to reconcile EvilIsSexy with a concept of [[PuritySue chaste purity and Love At First Sight]]. What the hell? [[MisaimedFandom Isn't anyone else fond of Frank]] ''[[MisaimedFandom because]]'' [[MisaimedFandom he's]] AxCrazy?
* SpecialEffectFailure: Just one of its many charms.
* SympatheticSue: Seriously, at least 73% of all Rocky Horror {{fanfic}}s try to make Riff Raff and Magenta far more pitiful than they are in the film. Yes, the ''same'' Riff Raff and Magenta who [[spoiler:kill Rocky, Frank, and Columbia]] out of pure spite.
** In the play, [[spoiler:Frank was the only one killed out of spite. Columbia [[TakingTheBullet dove in front of the first shot]], while Rocky attempted to attack Riff in his grief. And in the film, Columbia is more [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed by accident]] than out of spite like Frank and Rocky are.]]
** Likewise, there are quite a few fanfics that portray Frank in the same way. Um, since when are we supposed to feel sorry for the guy who [[spoiler:tricked two innocent people into having sex with him, brutally murdered a guy from whom he removed half a brain]] (said half-of-brain was used to make Rocky, BTW) and then tricked said people he had sex with into eating the remains of the guy he murdered? The only aspect of Frank that anyone should feel sympathy towards is the fact that he's [[AxCrazy batshit insane.]]
*** It's likely due to the fact that Frank's final song, "I'm Going Home", is a ''very'' desperate attempt to get people to feel sorry for him. The fact that it doesn't work and he gets killed anyway speaks volumes about the character.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Eddie]], literally, in Frank's book.
* TooSoon: In regards to AudienceParticipation. Many older callbacks get updated references but otherwise remain the same. For example, 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.
* 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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