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November’s Honorary Lady: Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter from ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

December 4, 2010

The “Honorary Lady” is a monthly feature we do on Girl Germs in an effort to discuss the boundaries that come attached to a radio show devoted to female artists. We wish to challenge what it means to be a girl or lady, and to recognize that artists who fall outside of this gender definition do make huge contributions to the music and culture we celebrate on the show.

Yes, we realize that Dr. Frank-N-Furter is a fictional character. But actor/musician Tim Curry’s depiction of the mad scientist proved (much like last month’s HL, Seth Bogart) that you can challenge ideas of gender and sexuality that we as a culture take for granted while being hilarious. What’s more, Curry did this in the ’70s, when the idea of gender-bending transsexuals or transvestites (however sweet they might be) was still pretty taboo.

And come on…look at him. Dr, Frank-N-Furter, we at Girl Germs salute you!

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