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Outrageous!
Outrageous
Actors: Craig Russell, Hollis McLaren, Richert Easley, Allan Moyle, David McIlwraith
Director: Richard Benner
Genres: Comedy
R     2004     1hr 36min

An off-beat comedy about an unlikely but touching relationship between a schizophrenic girl and a female impersonator. Robin is a gay hairdresser who has secret ambitions of becoming a star. Liza was a voluntary patient at...  more »

     
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Actors: Craig Russell, Hollis McLaren, Richert Easley, Allan Moyle, David McIlwraith
Director: Richard Benner
Creators: James B. Kelly, Richard Benner, George Appleby, Henk Van der Kolk, Peter O'Brian, William T. Marshall, Margaret Gibson Gilboord
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Henstooth Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/21/2004
Original Release Date: 07/31/1977
Theatrical Release Date: 07/31/1977
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"You look like Shelly Winters hiding behind Fay-ruh Faucett"
R. Varner | Staunton, Va. United States | 11/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"GAWD I miss the 70's!! Craig is wonderful as the bored hairdresser who decides to spread his wings and imitate the women he adores. The last of a dying breed..the Glamour stars like Mae West, Tallulah Bankhead dawling', Bette Davis, etc..imitators like this are a dying breed unto themselves. {We miss you too Charles Pierce!}
I was once told by a nurse that the schizophrenic characterization is one of the best and most realistic ever captured. "Crazy" Liza and Robyn [Craig] are like the 70's "Will & Grace" to you younger crowd.
The DVD version seems clearer than my VHS copy and you must realize with these older films that the crispness is NOT going to be there. But this one is good in my opinion. Plus the fact that this is just a gay classic with sad and campy fun moments. What other film will you see a nun on skates, a hunky gay cab driver talking about hitting the baths, NYC gay barfronts of the 70's, and what real gay men of that era actually looked like?

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Blast From the Past
Keith White | Chapmanville, WV USA | 11/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've just re-watched this film after 20 years. I was expecting to be only mildly interested since I had seen it so many times in the late 70's and early 80's. I was pleasantly surprised when I got just as caught up as I did in years gone by...This movie is brilliant, touching and a true original. Do yourself a favor and watch it!"
Still Outrageous
dlmorrow | USA | 03/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a throw back to the the good memories of the 70's when I moved to NYC. And a GOOD one! Lot's of us then shared the same hopes and desires ... we're gonna make it. I have an original VHS copy of this film and cherish it. It's been played over and over and over again. Loaned out. Lost and re-found. Some friends and I Just watched it again. It's still wonderful. Inspiring. Moving. Personal. (No, I never did drag.) After wtching it again, this time I decided to look for the DVD. YES! Found it. I had met Craig Russell several times but I'm sorry to say I never really got to know him. I can say this that in comparison to other female impersonators I have known, he was real, not self centered with a huge ego. He cared for his fans and friends. In reference to others in the business he onces said, "do you know what STAR spelled backwards is? RATS." I came across another film he did -- Too Outrageous -- a sequal to Outrageous, made about 5-6 years later. I think all that's available for that one is a poster"
Sensitive, heart warming, honest, sad and hilarious!!
rareflwr@aol.com | Citrus Heights, CA | 06/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this movie because it was a realistic, sensitive, sad and funny and heart warming protrayal of one gay man's life. I took all my friends, gay and straight, to see it because it was such a good film."