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Rocky Horror On Demand
by Betty Jo Tucker

Let’s do the Time Warp again! From October 2 through October 8, Movie Addict Headquarters starts getting ready for Halloween by revisiting Barry Bostwick’s popular interview about The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bostwick portrayed “Brad” in the 1975 horror/musical that became a cult film. This “On Demand/Best Of” episode features Bostwick reminiscing about his experiences connected with the film -- including weather problems, what it was like working with Susan Sarandon, his favorite scene in the movie, and much more.

Listeners can hear this vintage episode any time by clicking on the BlogTalkRadio link at the end of this article.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show makes fun of B-movies, science-fiction and horror films from the 1940s through the 1970s. Adapted from the British rock musical written by Richard O’Brien, the movie was directed by Jim Sharman -- and Tim Curry made his dynamic film debut as the flamboyant transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Bostwick and Susan Sarandon play an innocent couple who stumble into the Doctor’s Annual Transylvania Convention, with shocking results for everyone involved. Surprisingly, Rocky Horror bombed when it first opened in 1975, but those entertaining midnight showings soon catapulted the film into cult status. Sarandon admits that of all her movies, this is the one that should be placed in a time capsule. And the film got a big boost when TV’s Glee featured its own version of the musical numbers. That episode became the most popular one of the series.

Bostwick may be best-known as the clueless mayor on Spin City. However, he’s a triple-threat entertainer -- singer, dancer, actor -- who created the role of Danny Zuko in Grease on Broadway and won a Tony for his work in The Robber Bridegroom. He’s appeared in such TV programs as Cougar Town, Glee, Scrubs, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, Las Vegas, and the mini-series George Washington (playing the title character). Bostwick earned a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor in the War and Remembrance miniseries and has been a frequent host of PBS’s A Capitol Fourth.

Among Bostwick’s numerous movies are: Movie Movie; Hannah Montana: The Movie; Nancy Drew; Megaforce; 101 Dalmatians II; Spy Hard; Evening, and Swing. He has the following upcoming films completed or in post-production: Finding Joy; The Selling; Home Run Showdown; Some Guy Who Kills People, and FDR: American Badass! (in which he plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt).

In 2004, Bostwick -- a prostate cancer survivor -- was awarded the Gilda Radner Courage Award from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

HOST: Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Starr

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