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Patricia Quinn’s Lips

May 29, 2017

On the occasion of her birthday… Patricia Quinn’s lips…



These Beckettsian disembodied lips belong to Patricia Quinn.  Apparently.  Though it’s not her doing her own singing.  Apparently.  These lips announce the beginning of the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), which opened thirty nine years ago today.  Patricia Quinn, in addition to providing the lips for the beginning and the end of the film, also appeared as Magenta, one of the iconic figures within the Rocky Horror universe and a major influence on the sartorial adventures of the late 1970s.

Funny thing – I was never a big Rocky Horror fan.  I think it was the extremity of the real fans that put me off.  Rocky Horror always felt to me like a joke that I was being bullied into.  I can now admire it both musically and stylistically, but I’ve always retained a degree of detachment from it. I have never dressed up and I never will.

Patricia Quinn…

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