He was portrayed by Tim Curry in the Original London Production, in the Roxy Production, in the Broadway Production, and in the film adaptation; by Tom Hewitt in the Broadway Revival, by David Bedella in the live tribute production, and by Laverne Cox in the reimagining movie, where he is presented as a female. He is a mad scientist, bent on creating the perfect life form to serve as his sexual plaything. He seems to be the leader of the Transylvanians on Earth. Frank N Furter is mainly concerned with himself and lacks the ability to see the consequences of his behavior. Though he did bring out the sexual creatures in a young, repressed couple, he did this with his own amusement in mind. He commits murder and cannibalism without a second thought, as well as locking Eddie in a deep-freezer.
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The screenplay was written by Sharman and actor Richard O'Brien , who is also a member of the cast. The film is based on the musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show , with music, book, and lyrics by O'Brien. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the s through to the early s. The story centres on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle or country home is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Dr. Frank N.
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A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late s through to the early s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete "with blond hair and a tan". The show was produced and directed by Jim Sharman. The original London production of the musical premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs on 19 June after two previews on 16 and 18 June It later moved to several other locations in London and closed on 13 September Its debut in the US in Los Angeles had a successful nine-month run, but its Broadway debut at the Belasco Theatre lasted only three previews and forty-five showings, despite earning one Tony nomination and three Drama Desk nominations.