BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 08:  Actor Tim Curry speaks onstage at 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' panel discussion during the FOX portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Tim Curry Still Felt 'Sick' When Watching The Original Rocky Horror Picture Show
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.”