Here's Teenage Michael Stipe at a Rocky Horror Screening
Every Weird Teen worth their salt had a Rocky Horror Picture Show phase, including, apparently, Michael Stipe. Before he fronted R.E.M., he was going to Rocky Horror screenings in Dr. Frank-N-Furter drag at the Varsity Theater in St. Louis. Here's a local news report from the late '70s about the then-controversial film and its diehard fans. (This clip made the rounds online a few years ago, but since the internet is one big time warp, we're sharing it with you again via Dangerous Minds.) Stipe is interviewed at the 1:25 mark.