By Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
The Rocky Horror photograph Show is undeniably the world’s most famed “cult film,” but it has bought little or no scrutiny or attention from scholars.. interpreting Rocky Horror is the 1st edited assortment dedicated to The Rocky Horror photo Show and makes up for academia’s forget of this cult vintage via assembling a number of available contributions that learn the movie from diversified views together with gender and queer experiences, incapacity stories, cultural reviews, style reports, and movie studies.
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The doctor then reprises “Charles Atlas,” thus circumscribing Eddie’s disruptive, conventional, brainless masculinity and suggesting the viability of constructing one’s own fetish object rather than recapitulating traditional ones. The segment ends with the playing of the wedding march and the marriage of Rocky and Frank as the scientist jumps into his creation’s arms in front of a “matrimonial” bed. Here the film privileges Frank’s desire, depicts Eddie’s conventional man as deviant and disruptive, and asserts that masculinity is a problem if it has become ossified, as represented by Eddie.
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As a text, glam can be read as being principally about stardom and identity—two of the main preoccupations of camp. Appearing at the very end of this fertile period in rock and roll, Rocky Horror represents, in a certain sense, a culmination of glam rock’s recurring thematic preoccupations with stardom, identity, gender fluidity, and desire. However, the glam star was not the macho, virile virtuoso of the blues or art rock scene. Instead, glam artists consciously blurred the line between straight and gay, male and female.