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A groundbreaking critical and commercial success and longtime cult classic, Outrageous! put filmmaker Richard Benner and drag sensation Craig Russell on the map. Russell plays Robin, a Toronto hairdresser by day and aspiring stage performer by night who provides room, board and emotional refuge for his schizophrenic friend (Hollis McLaren). Just below the film’s camp and quip-filled surface lies a hard-hitting and resonant drama. Russell’s performance, both on and off stage, is truly inspired, and earned him a Silver Bear from the Berlin Film Festival.

“The credits are a call list of Toronto's burgeoning film scene.”
- Toronto Star
“Bittersweet, endearing, sometimes funny.”
- Roger Ebert
“This classic Canadian film has had an 'Outrageous!' impact on the LGBTQ community.”
Directed by: Richard Benner
Featuring: Craig Russell Hollis McLaren Richert Easleym Alan Moyle Helen Shaver
Year: 1977 Runtime: 96 mins Rating: 14A