“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: If you’re not offended, you’re just not paying attention” —Slide projected before the film at the Rialto
A full moon hangs over the Rialto Theater at 11:30 Friday night, as the long line forms. A total of 207 people will attend tonight’s show, some for the first time, some for the 300th. A “helpful” veteran yells for the first-timers to identify themselves; upon doing so, he draws a black “V” on their foreheads with dark makeup.
Later, these “virgins” will be “broken in” by a group pelvic thrust in a conga-style line before the audience. For some, it might be an awkward moment, but at this midnight movie, your inhibitions are best left at the door.