The Rocky Horror Picture Show to make Singapore debut

BY Advocate.com Editors

October 15 2003 12:00 AM ET

Cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which premiered in U.S. theaters almost 30 years ago, will finally make its Singapore debut, media reports said Tuesday. Local censors had originally objected to the kinky sexual practices depicted in the science-fiction horror film starring Susan Sarandon and pop star Meatloaf, the Straits Times newspaper said. In the 1975 film, a pair of innocents stumble upon the secluded home of a homicidal, cross-dressing scientist from outer space and are seduced into wild sex and partying. The risque musical will be screened for the first time in the conservative city-state at an outdoor Halloween party on November 1 along with a handful of other horror-themed films, the paper said. Viewers must be over 21 to watch the movie, and identification will be checked at the entrance. Singapore's government, known for its strict social controls, routinely censors films, television programs, and popular songs, and the country has a long list of banned publications.

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