Almost four decades ago, Rocky Horror Picture Show introduced audiences to the gender bending Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his merry band of sex fiends. Since then, a massive cult following has continued to celebrate the bizarre movie musical’s blend of horror, sci-fi, and catchy song and dance numbers with midnight matinees and live performances. As the film nears its 40th anniversary, director Shawn Stutler has traveled the country visiting fans, collectors, and casts to collect stories for his crowd-funded documentary Rocky Horror Saved My Life. On September 5th, Pittsburgh will become part of the production when Stutler and his crew stops at the Hollywood Theater.
Rocky Horror Saved My Life seeks to examine the origins and traditions of a “truly unique cinematic phenomenon” from the perspective of the people who keep it alive. Since its reopening in 2011, the Hollywood has played host to monthly Rocky Horror screenings, which attract tons of fans ready to do the Time Warp with their favorite characters. The events have also given the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players (JCCP), the city’s long-running Rocky Horror shadow cast, a place to perform and call home. Stutler will capture the group as they sing and dance along with another showing of the beloved work.
The Rocky Horror Saved My Life show will begin at 11:45 p.m. Tickets are $8, $6 for kids, students, and seniors, and are available for purchase at Showclix.