Character Analysis

Topics: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tim Curry, Richard O'Brien Pages: 2 (794 words) Published: February 19, 2014

February 10th, 2014
Character Analysis

"Go ahead, Dr. Scott. Alternatively, should I say, Dr. ‘Von’ Scott,” was said by the notorious Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Dr. Frank-N-Furter was a self-proclaimed “Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania” and the main antagonist of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He is somewhat different from most villains as he dons female attire, stockings, a corset and high heels. His main goal was to create a perfect man as his own sexual plaything, which he does in the form of Rocky Horror. He was portrayed by legendary actor Tim Curry, who also portrayed many other villains such as The Lord of Darkness and Pennywise the Dancing Clown. In his castle, he lived with his servants, brother and sister Riff Raff and Magenta, along with his groupie Columbia. During the time, Brad and Janet meet Frank; he is hosting the annual Transylvanian convention, with several Transylvanians there as party guests. It is also a means to show the Transylvanians his creation, Rocky. After making his first appearance singing “Sweet Transvestite,” he returns to his lab in wait for Brad and Janet. Once they arrive, he greets them with mild flirting before making a speech to the Transylvanians about his work. He then proceeds to create Rocky. He sings a brief song about his success, “I Can Make You a Man,” and is then interrupted by Eddie, a former delivery boy he had locked in a deep freeze vault. Eddie sings “Hot Patootie,” during which Rocky begins to dance. Frank, being the jealous man he is, butcher Eddie with an ice pick in an envious rage and then sings “I Can Make You a Man Reprise” before going to a bridal suite with Rocky. He manages to seduce both Brad and Janet after leaving the bridal suite, and even manages to convince them to have sex with him. Brad and Janet's ex-tutor Dr. Everett Scott turns up at the castle, and Frank is immediately suspicious of them all, thinking Dr. Scott is a member of the FBI searching for aliens. Dinner is...
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