In conjunction with the 50-year anniversary of the iconic science fiction and horror B movies tribute musical The Rocky Horror Show, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Co. are being issued as NFTs.
According to a statement issued by Online Blockchain, who will handle the airdrop, Druidcrest, the main rights holder, Managing Director Andy Leighton, and Interfishnet, a company owned by The Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien, are assembling a list of all cast members of the show, across both time and space, and calling upon them to jump to the left and claim their NFT before sales are released to the general public. RIP Meatloaf.
The very first holder of a Rocky Horror Show NFT? Most fitting, O’Brien himself, with other characters to be minted and airdropped to verified Rocky Horror players ahead of the June 19th release to the public via OpenSea. Richard O'Brien and Interfishnet intend to donate a proportion of any proceeds from the NFT to charity.
The move comes as a portion of a much larger planned The Rocky Horror Show metaverse, or The Naughtyverse as the organisation refers to it, with said NFTs being used as a passport to unlock access to both virtual and physical world experiences, opportunities, and, naturally, merchandise.
“We believe that The Rocky Horror Show has significant potential for NFTs and we look forward to working with Interfishnet," said Online Blockchain CEO Clem Chambers. "This year is the 50th Anniversary of the first performance of The Rocky Horror Show and we are delighted with the prospect of bringing these NFTs to market at this time.”
Having enjoyed a long-running stage, cinema, and cult following success, the NFT move brings The Rocky Horror Show to an entirely new audience, while letting die-hard fans wear their support loud and proud on their sleeve. Provided they’re wearing sleeves. Or anything at all.
50 years on, in the words of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, “So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab. I see you shiver with antici...pation”