THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
ELEVEN, Monday, 8.30pm, M ( 1975)
An ode to deviants and drag queens everywhere, Richard O’Brien’s film adaptation of his ludicrous stage show ( in which he appears as Riff- Raff) retains its sheen, but has lost much of its shock power. By liberally mixing endless homages to ’ 50s horror films, old- time rock ’ n’ roll tunes with a twist and deliberately bad acting, a bona fide cult classic was born. Big, noisy, campy fun, to be enjoyed with a group of like- minded people. The cast features Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf and Tim Curry ( above) who steals the show as Dr Frank- NFurter.