𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚢 𝙷𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚛 𝙿𝚒𝚌𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚂𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 1975 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚍𝚢 𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚛 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚖 𝚋𝚢 20𝚝𝚑 𝙲𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚢 𝙵𝚘𝚡, 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝙻𝚘𝚞 𝙰𝚍𝚕𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙼𝚒𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚕 𝚆𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝙹𝚒𝚖 𝚂𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚗.
𝙻𝚊𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚎, 𝚒𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚒𝚗 𝚕𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚎 46 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚒𝚎𝚛𝚎, 𝚒𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚜𝚝-𝚛𝚞𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚖 𝚑𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢.
𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚖, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝙿𝚒𝚎𝚛𝚛𝚎 𝙻𝚊 𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚑𝚎, 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚕𝚢 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚊 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚞𝚙 𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝙼𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝙹𝚊𝚐𝚐𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙳𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚍 𝙱𝚘𝚠𝚒𝚎, 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚞𝚙 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚛.
𝙳𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗𝚎𝚛 𝚂𝚞𝚎 𝙱𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚞𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚢 𝙷𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚛 𝚌𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚜 '𝚒𝚗𝚏𝚕𝚞𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚙𝚞𝚗𝚔 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌 𝚜𝚝𝚢𝚕𝚎.
𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚖 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚊𝚝 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚛𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚢 𝙷𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚛 𝚌𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚏𝚝𝚗𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝙷𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚗, 𝚊𝚕𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚛𝚎𝚚𝚞𝚒𝚛𝚎 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎.
𝙼𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻𝙶𝙱𝚃 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚊 𝚕𝚊𝚛𝚐𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚢 𝙷𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚛 𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚐: 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚒𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚎𝚡𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚋𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚐𝚢𝚗𝚢, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚍 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠, 𝚜𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢.
On 31 August 1975 Jim Sharman's film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a film adaptation of the 1973 theatrical show, was released for the first time. But defining it as a film is really an understatement. In fact, when you expertly mix beautiful music, horror, comedy, talented actors and avant-garde topics about the era, a masterpiece can only come out. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an ageless cult that has bewitched millions of viewers around the world and is still more than relevant after all these years. With a limited budget and an old soundstage that served as a backdrop for the shooting, The Rocky Horror Picture Show shocked public opinion by upsetting the respectability of bigoted America of the 70s. There are many citations, cinematographic and artistic, present in the film. The most cheeky one is undoubtedly Mary Shelley's masterpiece. But here the "monster" is anything but such. Beautiful, blond and fit, he is destined to become the sex toy of his creator. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, however, behind all the irony and its whimsy, wants to be a denunciation of freedom from prejudices and preconceptions well embodied by the couple knocking on the door of the Transylvanians. It is a reflection on sexual ambiguity, a journey to discover what we are and what we like, beyond what society imposes as right or wrong. While apparently the two good guys are taken to the path of perdition, in reality they are made free to live the pleasures that life gives them, if they want. Free to choose what to be and how. And the advice, pearls of wisdom, is brought to our ears by the songs that accompany the whole film and whose messages are invites to reflect. Like "Don't judge a book by its cover", don't judge a book by its cover. Or for example, the phrase "don't dream it, do it." Don't dream it. Just do it.
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