Richard O’ Brien is a playwright, musician, actor, and singer, though probably best known for his writing and starring in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In a 2009 interview he spoke about an ongoing struggle to reconcile cultural gender roles and described himself as being transgender or possible third sex and refuses to describe his sexual orientation with any one term. 70 years old, O’Brien says, “I never wanted to be aligned to a mature group because they go off and become politicians and stuff.”
I’d really like to kiss Richard O’Brien before I die. And I may be able to make it happen. It is one of my ambitions that I have hopes towards realizing.