Sometimes I dreamed of trying to pull a mask off my face, only to realize that the mask was my face.
One of my top three favorite films, rewatched it for the millionth time and it still titillates. A classic with a soundtrack that leaves me euphoric when singing along. Pure, otherworldly hedonism, with all characters succumbing to the charm of Frankenfurter’s (Tim Curry) façade of hospitality. He truly is one of the best villains in cinematic history: narcissistic, immoral, clearly sex addicted, impulsive, abusive and a murderer. A praying mantis, seducing then devouring it’s lovers. No one knows what the mission was, but it doesn’t even matter. Every character leaves an indelible impression on viewers no matter the dialogue, or screen time. Janet (Susan Sarandon) perfectly encapsulates the Madonna-Whore complex still plaguing women to this day, taking more heat than fluid icon Brad (Barry Bostwick) for being promiscuous. All the men were hating, while she was made to remain nude as her Scarlett letter to dinner and physically harassed by Frankenfurter. The very man who took her virginity with deception. So many layers. Who’s your favorite character? What’s your favorite song? Photographer: Mick Rock