These ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Facts With Have You Shivering With Anticipation
If you‘ve seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show (or even just the poster for the movie) you’ve seen those famous disembodied lips, which sing the song over the film’s opening credits. But did you know the lips belong to actress Patricia Quinn, who also plays Magenta? It’s true, but that’s not Quinn’s voice emanating from those bright red lips. In fact, the voice you hear is that of Richard O’Brien, the creator of The Rocky Horror Show and the actor who plays Riff Raff. That’s just one of the horrific facts featured in the last installment of You Think You Know Movies!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show was a flop on its initial release, but it quickly developed a cult audience, who invented the audience participation rules that have become part of midnight movie rituals ever since. Among the film’s many legions of fans was the late Princess Diana, who supposedly told Tim Curry that watching Rocky Horror “quite completed my education.” Well all right, then.
You Think You Know Movies? is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but this time we’re gonna time warp you into some Rocky Horror facts (again). Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know in the comments what movies we should cover next!