Dr. Frank-N-Furter wore a bright pink triangle on his surgical gown.
His is an upward-facing pink triangle which the gay community embraced as a pride symbol in the ‘70s.
O’Brien and Sharman teamed up again in " Shock Treatment," an RHPS spin-off movie. Brad and Janet are game show contestants in the 1981 version. The dark comedy is not quite a sequel, but many of the actors did not get a chance to make the hit movie star in it. Brad and Janet are played by Cliff De Young, who Sharman wanted to script for the film, and established actress Jessica Harper.
To put it bluntly, the team churned out another flop. However, Shock Treatment has developed somewhat of a cult following since and has also been staged.
The Most Famous Callback
It was in 1973 at its original staging in the intimate studio space above the London’s Royal Court Theatre during a performance of “The Rocky Horror Show.” Lore has it that David Bowie’s first wife Angie, was so enrapt by the show she unwittingly initiated the audience participation element. Tim Curry said he saw Bowie with a vast entourage the night it happened.
Angela Bowie screamed out, “No! don’t do it!” as Riff Raff pointed a laser gun at Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The former American model and journalist is also known for developing the glam rock look that O’Brien took to with Bowie.
How Susan Sarandon Feels About Rocky Horror
Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for " Dead Man Walking" and holds a string of accolades, including six Emmy and nine Golden Globe nominations. RHPS was one of her first roles. Hilariously, out of the entire cast and crew, she had the most movie experience.
As an accomplished actress, she explained, “Journalists very often … assume that somehow I’m ashamed of being part of it, and I’m not.” Instead, “I think it’s a great amusing film, and Tim is just-—when he came on stage, that was one the most blistering, shocking, sexy, amazing entrances that has ever been on stage.”
Spoiler alert! In the final scene just before the entire castle lifts off over clouds of rocket exhaust into outer space, heading back home to Planet Transexual—the plan the evil Riff Raff has been plotting the whole time. With Dr. Frank-N-Furter out of the way, Riff Raff is master of the Transylvanians [evil laugh]. Brad and Janet narrowly escape.
To create special effects, a castle made of cardboard is filmed for the launch. With an entire film budget of no more than $1.4 million, what else can be expected?