Drag icon Peaches Christ, who cut her teeth hosting midnight movie screenings in San Francisco — with parodic staged pre-shows — is hosting an event for SF Sketchfest in January celebrating the 45th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The cult classic was a mainstay of Peaches' old screening seasons, and for the January 11th event, she'll be joined on stage by not only the Midnight Mass Players, but also by three stars of the film, Barry Bostwick (Brad), Patricia Quinn (Magenta), and Nell Campbell (Columbia). "I truly am shivering with anitci... PATION!" Peaches jokes on Facebook.
The event will feature a screening of the full film, as well as the pre-show and "an illuminating conversation about the making of the most important cult film ever made." Sadly, it sounds like Bostwick's costar Susan Sarandon won't be joining the fun — in this 2014 interview she talks about how she was never a singer and they cast her in the film anyway because they thought her reading for the part of Janet was funny. But she insists that journalists have it wrong when they say she's embarrassed about being a part of it.
SF Sketchfest is featuring several big anniversary screenings of films this year, as SFist discussed earlier. In addition to the Rocky Horror event, there's a 35th anniversary tribute screening of Clue with actors Lesley Ann Warren and Colleen Camp in attendance on January 12, and a 40th anniversary tribute to Airplane! on January 19 featuring star Robert Hays (Ted Striker) and creators David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th anniversary celebration happens at 9 p.m. on January 11 at the Castro Theatre. Find tickets here.