Parents' Guide to

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Maryana Vestic, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

A comedic cult classic with heavy sexual innuendo.

Movie R 1975 106 minutes
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The definition of kitsch, Rocky Horror is a campy, musical spoof on the haunted-castle horror movie, encompassing a '70s glam-rock world of androgyny with characters that are more than offbeat. Adults have been gathering at ritualistic midnight viewings of Rocky Horror across the country since its 1975 debut, contributing to it being a cult classic.

The movie has a built-in audience: lovers of glam rock and the world it sings along to. For this audience, it's like watching their favorite 1970s glam rock concert come to life. Rocky Horror is one of the best, if not the best-executed, examples of a film that celebrates the odd, the rejected, the rock-'n'-roll misfits who live by the beat of their own wayward drum. It's just not for kids.

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