We're first introduced to Janet as the fiance of Brad Majors ASSHOLE. Who gladly accepts a proposal after not only catching the bouquet at Betty Munroe & Ralph Hapshatt HAPSHIT's wedding. His reasoning to propose is by saying Damnit Janet, I love you in a cemetery with a billboard, and writing a heart on a door. I don't know about you, but if Barry Bostwick came up to me with a ring and had chalk randomly in his pocket at a wedding...i'd be a little disturbed.
The couple's car
Janet is sort of the comedic relief throughout the entire flick. A Heroine, if you may. Sweet and somewhat naive; Janet, recently engaged to Brad, succumbs to temptation. She plays an uptight jewish girl who receives a sexual awakening thanks to a demented band of singing deviants, and yet still tries to keep a positive mind about the entire situation. That's pretty damn awesome if you ask me. I regret to inform her that Dr. FrankNFurter and his gaggle of ghoulies are indeed NOT the junior chamber of commerce Janet, however will be treating you as lovely lovely hosts. My favorite scene in the entire world is when they're singing "Happy Birthday" to Rocky after she's just gotten porked in the tank and she sings it with such enthusiasm and just goes downhill after FrankNFurter stops singing. I laugh every single time. Speaking of porking: Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me is the best song in the entire world to sing at a karaoke bar. Not only does it give you a ton of attention, it earns you awesome street cred for singing a RHPS song that isn't the Time Warp or Sweet Transvestite. Anyways, Janet also has these random spurts in the film that truly showcase the oscar-worthy talent that Susan Sarandon possesses behind that gross purple suit.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been a phenomenon for the past 30 something years, and I guarantee you that the character of Janet Weiss has played such a crucial part in that. Not every viewer in the audience is a groupie or a domestic, some are just the heroines. Not to mention, She's the only RHPS to have an Oscar, and her hands in that cement. Tim Curry needs to be up there soon...