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Tim Curry Still Felt 'Sick' When Watching The Original Rocky Horror Picture Show
By J. GABRIEL WARE
The 1975 musical comedy horror “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” follows a newly engaged couple who find shelter with the flamboyant mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, after their car breaks down. Tim Curry stars as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in his breakout movie role and gives one of the most memorable performances of his career in this cult classic.
Though the movie has become a midnight movie staple and a favorite for some, Curry said in 1976, “I can’t really relate to the film very well,” adding, “I still feel sick when I see it.” The actor first portrayed Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the stage musical production before reprising his role for the film adaptation, which altered the character to give him an androgynous glam-rock look.
Curry may not have been sold on Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s new design, but actor Bruce Campbell shared what Curry did like about the movie. Campbell tweeted, “[Curry] said one of the coolest things was that [The Rocky Horror Picture Show] saved a number of small indie theaters from going under, because they knew that two nights a week Rocky was going to do big business.”