On their way back from a friend’s wedding, newly engaged couple Brad Major and Janet Weiss suffer a flat tire and find themselves lost amidst a thunderstorm. Spotting a somewhat dilapidated mansion, they decide to approach its residents for help. Little do they know, the residents of the mansion turn out to be people totally out-of-this-world. The duo gets involved and partakes, albeit reluctantly, in the “Annual Transylvanian Convention", led by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a bizarre transvestite. With Dr. Frank as the instigator, drama ensues as Brad and Janet’s heteronormative values come under fire as the duo are repeatedly exposed to and tempted by overt displays of hedonism and decadence.
Despite being released almost four decades ago, The Rocky Horror Picture Show remains thematically and culturally relevant, as issues regarding the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual (LGBT) communities are increasingly at the forefront of public discourse. In addition, the film has proven itself to be culturally persistent as new generation of fans become captivated by the film and its many idiosyncrasies. At the time of its release, the film provided a refreshing and quirky take on sexuality due to its interesting mash-up of the horror, science fiction and musical genre.