Hanky Panky After Midnight® presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show™ Capsule Collection
Above: Shirred-Leg Teddy. The Capsule Collection launches October 1, 2016.
“Everyone knows the big red lips! It’s such an iconic symbol of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. How cool to have it on something so sexy and provocative, like lingerie!” – Kat, Rocky Horror fan.
by Kim “Kimmay” Caldwell
After 45 years and counting, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is reborn as a two-hour television event. Airing on Fox on October 20th, 2016, it’s being re-imagined with an acclaimed new cast. To celebrate this exciting event, Hanky Panky is releasing a special series of items inspired by the film.
Part of the Hanky Panky After Midnight® collection, this capsule collection consists of ten provocative styles paying homage to the cult classic, and sure to delight Rocky Horror fans everywhere.
the “TOUCH-A TOUCH ME” Group
Above: Garter Belt and thong.
The “TOUCH-A TOUCH ME” group showcases a lip and fishnet print on polyester-spandex jersey. The focus of the graphic is a red-lipped mouth, an iconic emblem of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Along with the lips, fishnets play a vital role in the look of the movie. And the name of the group is a nod to one of songs in the film, sung by the character, Janet Weiss, originally played by Susan Sarandon in the 1975 film, and reprised by actress Victoria Justice in the upcoming release.
Above: Triangle Bralette.
The group includes the popular Hanky Panky low rise thong and original rise thong in the print, along with a matching garter belt, shirred-leg teddy, triangle bralette, and brazilian panty. Pretty lace and side tie details give the group a sexy touch. Each piece retails from $26 to $89.
The UNTAMED THING Group
“Give yourself over to absolute pleasure…” – Dr. Frank-N-Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
In addition to the “Touch-a Touch Me” group, the collection also features the “UNTAMED THING” group, a roundup of some of Hanky Panky’s best selling panties in their signature lace with a special Rocky Horror touch. It’s another nod to a popular song, this one sung by the Dr. Frank N Furter character, whom was originally played by actor, Tim Curry. The role is being reprised by Laverne Cox, known best for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black, and Curry returns, this time playing the role of The Criminologist, who narrates the show. The designs of the “Untamed Thing” group include a colorful rhinestone appliqué of the iconic lips displayed on black lace in a low rise thong, original thong, boyshort, and crotchless low rise thing silhouette. The items retail from $23 to $39 each.
Above: Original Rise Thong.
Fans are sure to love the collection! Kat, 30, a Rocky Horror fan, has gone to several of the midnight showings of the 1975 film and is looking forward to the new release in October. She was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the upcoming Hanky Panky collaboration and said: “Everyone knows the big red lips! It’s such an iconic symbol of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. How cool to have it on something so sexy and provocative, like lingerie!”
Above: Low Rise Thong.
Mixing well-loved favorites, like lingerie brand Hanky Panky, and cult classic movie Rocky Horror, makes perfect sense. The provocative, playful, flirtatious, and down-right sexy tone of the show is very much in line with the After Midnight collection from Hanky Panky.
Known for its more daring and naughty silhouettes like crotchless panties and key-hole bralettes, Rocky Horror and After Midnight are the perfect paring for the “sweet transvestites from Transexual, Transylvania”, and long-time Hanky Panky fans alike. “I can always enjoy another black lace panty – and this one has that extra special, playful touch because of the sparkly lips!” adds Kat.
Looks like fans have something new to wear when they do the “Time Warp”, again.
You can watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show live on Fox from 8 to 10pm Eastern Time, October 20th 2016. The network is also offering a live streaming option online. The coordinating capsule collection from Hanky Panky will be available starting October 1st, 2016 on HankyPanky.com, followed by a roll out of the collection in Bloomgdale’s, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Dillard’s plus a host of specialty stores and ready to wear boutiques across the USA.