Richard Timothy Smith born 25 March , better known under his stage name Richard O'Brien, is an English writer, actor, television presenter and theatre performer. In addition to writing The Rocky Horror Show, O'Brien also co-wrote the screenplay of the film adaptation, and appeared in the film himself as the character Riff Raff. The stage show has been in almost continuous production and the cinematic version is one of the best known and most ardently followed cult films of all time. He is also the voice of Lawrence Fletcher, the title characters' father in Phineas and Ferb. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe. If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
I've been a fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show since I was 14, when I waited for my parents to go to bed and then snuck out to the living room to watch the movie my mother had declared off-limits for being both "too adult" and "too gay. On Thursday night, after more than a year of antici Though it is a fun, entertaining tribute that should appeal to fans of the original and Laverne Cox's performance as Dr. Frank-N-Furter is treated perfectly, much of the original's subversive tone on gender and sexuality is missing. Rocky Horror Picture Show has existed for 40 years as both a classic cult film and queer cultural touchstone. Fans of the original midnight movie have been waiting with baited breath since FOX announced that it would be mounting the tribute and the stakes rose when Cox was cast as the murderous, seductive, gender-bending space alien icon of the film.
With Laverne Cox playing the charismatic Dr. But in adapting the classic musical , Laverne and director Kenny Ortega ran into hot-button issue. But it turns out, the song and the word are staying in. Laverne, who has often spoken out in support of trans rights, explained to Vanity Fair that a lot of thought went into the decision.
Music and lyrics were composed by Richard O'Brien back in while the original musical arrangements are from Richard Hartley. This is one of the seven songs that appear in every important soundtrack of Rocky Horror productions. It was originally performed by Tim Curry in the original stage production, the Roxy production in Los Angeles, the original Broadway production, and the original film with talking dialogue by Christopher Malcolm , Bill Miller and Barry Bostwick , respectively. Brad Majors and Janet Weiss meet the owner of the castle, Dr. Frank-N-Furter , who makes an introduction to his visitors accompanied by his servants Riff Raff , Magenta , and Columbia.