Friday, June 29, 2012


[Sadly real life needs a lot of my time at the moment otherwise there would be a few more parts about the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW]

So let's continue the Plot
They are soon swept into the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter, a self-proclaimed "Sweet Transvestite" from Transsexual, Transylvania. The ensemble of convention attendees also includes servants Riff Raff, his sister/lover Magenta, and a groupie named Columbia.

"Sweet Transvestite"
is a song from 1973 British musical stage production, The Rocky Horror Show and its 1975 film counterpart The Rocky Horror Picture Show, of which the book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, and the musical arrangements by Richard Hartley.
In numeric order this song originally came fourth, but was switched with the following number, "Time Warp", for the latter to come before Tim Curry's entrance. (see part 1)
The song is performed by the character, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, originated on stage and screen by actor Tim Curry, who performed in all of the original productions except Australia's. This includes the short lived first run on Broadway.

It introduces the character of Dr. Frank N. Furter to the audience and Brad and Janet. He openly boasts where he's from, what he is, what he's been doing and why he does it. The song is one of the film and stage show's most famous and includes one of the show's most notorious lines, "I'm just a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania".

Sweet Transvestite Lyrics

How d'you do, I
See you've met my
Faithful handyman.
He's just a little brought down
Because when you knocked
He thought you were the candy man.
Don't get strung out by the way I look.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
I'm not much of a man by the light of day
But by night I'm one hell of a lover.
I'm just a sweet transvestite
> From Transexual, Transylvania.
Let me show you around
Maybe play you a sound.
You look like you're both pretty groovy.
Or if you want something visual
That's not too abysmal,
We could take in an old Steve Reeves movie.

I'm glad we caught you at home,
Could we use your phone?
We're both in a bit of a hurry.


We'll just say where we are,
Then go back to the car.
We don't want to be any worry.

Well you got with a flat, well, how `bout that?
Well, babies, don't you panic.
By the light of the night it'll all seem alright.
I'll get you a satanic mechanic.
I'm just a sweet transvestite
> From Transexual, Transylvania.
Why don't you stay for the night? (Night)
Or maybe a bite? (Bite)
I could show you my favourite obsession.
I've been making a man
With blond hair and a tan
And he's good for relieving my... ...tension
I'm just a sweet transvestite
> From Transexual, Transylvania.
I'm just a sweet transvestite. (Sweet transvestite)
Sweet transvestite
> From Transexual, Transylvania.

So - come up to the lab,
And see what's on the slab.
I see you shiver with antici - (3 seconds) - pation.
But maybe the rain
Isn't really to blame.
So I'll remove the cause. (chuckles)
But not the symptom.

Plot continue
Frank claims to have discovered the "secret to life itself". His creation, Rocky Horror, is brought to life. The ensuing celebration is soon interrupted by Eddie, an ex-delivery boy, partial brain donor to Rocky, and Columbia's lover, who rides out of a deep freeze on a motorcycle. In a jealous rage, Frank corners him and kills him with an ice axe. He then departs with Rocky to a bridal suite off of the laboratory.

Brad and Janet are shown to separate bedrooms where each is visited and seduced by Frank, who poses as Brad and then Janet. Janet, upset and emotional, wanders off to look for Brad, who she discovers, via a television monitor, is with Frank. She then discovers Rocky, cowering in his birth tank, hiding from Riff Raff, who has been tormenting him. While tending to his wounds, Janet becomes intimate with Rocky, as Magenta and Columbia watch from their bedroom monitor.
After discovering that his creation is missing, Frank, Brad and Riff Raff return to the lab, where Frank learns that an intruder has entered the building. Dr. Everett Scott, Brad and Janet's old high school science teacher, has come looking for his nephew, Eddie, but Frank suspects that Dr. Scott investigates UFOs for the government. Upon learning of Brad and Janet's connection to Scott, Frank suspects them of working for him. Frank, Dr. Scott, Brad, and Riff Raff then discover Janet and Rocky together under the sheets in Rocky's birth tank, upsetting Frank and Brad.

Rocky and the guests are served dinner, which they soon realize has been prepared from Eddie's mutilated body. Janet runs screaming into Rocky's arms and is slapped and chased through the halls of the castle by a jealous Frank. Janet, Brad, Dr. Scott, Rocky and Columbia all meet in Frank's lab, where Frank captures them with the Medusa Transducer, transforming them into statues. They are then forced to perform a live cabaret floor show and have an orgy in the pool, with Frank as the leader.

The performance is interrupted by Riff Raff and Magenta, who stage a coup and announce their plan to return to the planet of Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. In the process, they kill Columbia, Rocky and Frank. They release Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott, and then depart by lifting off in the Castle itself.

The narrator then finishes the film by concluding that the human race is equivalent to insects crawling on the planet's surface.

 Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter: A scientist, (Baritone).
 Susan Sarandon as Janet Weiss: A heroine, (Mezzo-soprano).
 Barry Bostwick as Brad Majors: A hero, (Tenor).
 Richard O'Brien as Riff Raff: A handyman, (Countertenor).
 Patricia Quinn as Magenta: A domestic, (Contralto).
 Nell Campbell (credited as Little Nell) as Columbia: A groupie, (Soprano).
 Jonathan Adams as Dr. Everett V. Scott: A rival scientist, (Bass).
 Peter Hinwood as Rocky Horror: A creation, (Tenor).
 Charles Gray as The Criminologist: An expert.
 Meat Loaf (credited as Meatloaf) as Eddie: An ex-delivery boy, (Tenor / Countertenor).

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