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Outrageous! (1977)

R | | Comedy | 31 July 1977 (USA)
A story about a female impersonator who rooms with a pregnant schizophrenic.

Director:

Richard Benner

Writers:

Richard Benner, Margaret Gibson Gilboord (based on a story from "Butterfly Ward") (as Margaret Gibson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Russell Craig Russell ... Robin Turner
Hollis McLaren ... Liza Connors
Richert Easley ... Perry
Allan Moyle ... Martin
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ... Bob
Gerry Salsberg Gerry Salsberg ... Jason
Andrée Pelletier ... Anne
Helen Shaver ... Jo
Martha Gibson Martha Gibson ... Nurse Carr
Helen Hughes ... Mrs. Connors
Jonah Royston Jonah Royston ... Dr. Beddoes
Richard Moffatt Richard Moffatt ... Stewart
David Woito David Woito ... Hustler
Rusty Ryan Rusty Ryan ... Jimmy
Trevor Bryan Trevor Bryan ... Miss Montego Bay
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Storyline

Robin Turner is a gay hairdresser. He hates his job. He loves old movies and will do his customers' hair in the style of an iconic movie star if they'll let him, and even if they don't. At his apartment, he is harboring his medically diagnosed schizophrenic friend, Liza Connors, who can no longer stand being institutionalized. After Liza convinces Robin to attend a drag ball dressed as Tallulah Bankhead, Robin begins to feel liberated. On Liza's further urging, Robin accepts a local club's offer to work as a female impersonator, he doing his own singing unlike most drag queens. As he progresses with his female impersonation work to great aplomb, he takes a shot at making it big in New York City. The money will have to come in since despite medical warnings to her not to do it, Liza has become pregnant (not Robin's baby), she deciding to have and keep the baby. Written by Huggo

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ausgeflippt See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

CAD 165,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Quotes

Robin Turner: There are three important things in life: sex, movies, and my career. You should think almost entirely about them and never about yourself.
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Connections

References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

It Ain't Easy
(1977)
Music by Paul Hoffert (uncredited)
Lyrics by Brenda Hoffert (uncredited)
Performed by Brenda Hoffert
Later sung by Craig Russell (uncredited) imitating Peggy Lee
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Inspired....
11 March 2000 | by markeepooSee all my reviews

["If a caterpillar was afraid of wings it would never become a butterfly, and people would say, 'Look, there's a worm on the tree....' But they'd never seen it spinning colors into the air......"]

I first saw "Outrageous" 22 years ago, (this will sound strange) I was so moved by it's greatness and at the time didn't have a VCR that I recorded it with a hand held tape recorder-audio-and that was how I 'watched' the movie for years til I got it on video. That is how incredibly touching, and GREAT this movie was and is! In it's unique way it almost reaches out and literally touches your heart if you let it. (And maybe even teach you a thing or two about life, love, people, and most important, FRIENDS!!)


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