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Small Details & Trivia About 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' That Made Us Shiver With Anticipation

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It's astounding, time is fleeting, and for almost five decades, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has held a magical madness on pop culture. While not fully understood or loved when it was released, the cult classic earned a loyal following over the years thanks to constant midnight screenings, complete with singalongs, shadow casts, and props for the audience to toss at the screen. Until the global pandemic, it was the longest running theatrical release in history. 

Here is a selection of trivia, small details, and observations made by fans over the years. It will make you shiver with antici…

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    Famous Fans

    Posted by u/manatee-calamity:

    Princess Diana was a fan of Rocky Horror, and requested a meeting with Tim Curry. He recalls that she told him, with a "wicked smile," that the film had "quite completed [her] education."

    [Read the full story here.]

    Damn it, Janet?
  • 2

    Frank N. Furter's Accessories

    Posted by a Redditor:

    In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dr. Frank N. Furter wears a triangle on his chest. This symbol was used by [the German SS] to identify gay prisoners. It has now been reclaimed as a symbol of gay pride.

    Damn it, Janet?
  • 3

    Easter Eggs

    Posted by u/nightcheese11:

    There are literal Easter eggs that can be see in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, after the cast had a hunt on set and didn't find them all.

    [There are at least three visible eggs in the film: one under the throne, one by the elevator, and one in the main hall in a light.]

    Damn it, Janet?
  • 4

    Party Crasher

    Posted from MovieMistakes:

    Dr. Scott crashes through the wall of the lab because the filmmakers forgot to add a door to the room, so he had to crash through the wall in order to get in.

    Damn it, Janet?