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Outrageous!

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Outrageous!

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Craig Russell, Hollis Mclaren
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Outdated! might be a better title for this 1977 comedy about the friendship between a gay hairdresser (Russell) who wants to be a female impersonator and a pregnant schizophrenic (McLaren) trying to stay out of the mental hospital. Outrageous! is from a time when coming out was a new concept and being crazy was a metaphor for being free. Yet this odd couple’s devotion remains affecting, and the late drag queen Russell stops the show with his aping of Streisand and Dietrich. B-

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