In 1973, Richard O'Brien wrote a musical celebrating sci-fi and B-movies, with a large splash of transvestism thrown in. The tiny Upstairs theatre at the Royal Court produced it, and the rest is his- and herstory
Greatest cult film ever. I still watch it every chance I get.
I would love some good Tim Curry gossip.
Planet! Schmanet! Janet!
Build your thighs up.
How we made: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Writer and actor Richard O'Brien and composer Richard Hartley remember how three weeks at the Royal Court turned into a gender-bending 20th Century Fox extravaganza
The only gossip I recall about Tim Curry was that somebody posted on DL that he had a crush on a straight chorus boy in some Broadway show and used to wait for him at the stage door every night.
Then there's this wonderful profile the Guardian did of him a few years ago that mentions Judi Dench in "Cabaret" as one of his inspirations and that he once designed a garden for Freddie Mercury.