View Part 1 here.
In Part 1, I talked about Rocky Horror Picture Show creator Richard O’Brien’s late-life identity crisis and realization he felt of neither gender (I continue to use male pronouns in reference to O’Brien because he seems to himself). I then looked at several characters from the film in turn, analyzing them for potential meaning to back my theory that the film is largely about America’s fears of sexual deviancy. Let’s continue in that vein, non?
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In 2009, in an interview with Dominic Wells, Richard O’Brien revealed undergoing an identity crisis within the last decade:
“I’ve been fighting never belonging, never being male or female, and it got to the stage where I couldn’t deal with it any longer. To feel you don’t belong . . . to feel insane . . . to feel perverted and disgusting . . . you go f***ing nuts. [sic]“
To many of the transsexual and genderqueer people I’ve known, this [...]