Monday, May 6, 2013

Outrageous!



1977 Canadian Feature

Cast: Craig Russell, Hollis McLaren, Richert Easley, Allan Moyle and David McIlwraith
Writer/Director: Richard Benner, based on the short story Making It by Margaret Gibson

Synopsis:
A flamboyant hairdresser/aspiring female impersonator rooms with his best friend, a pregnant schizophrenic fresh out of a mental hospital.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 73%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Silver Berlin Bear Award for Best Actor (Russell) and Jury Prize.
  • Canadian Film Award for Best Original Music Score.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Based on the experiences of lead actor Craig Russell and original author Margaret Gibson, who were roommates in real life.
  • One of the first gay-themed films to receive widespread theatrical release in North America.
  • A stage musical adaptation of the film, written by Brad Fraser and Joey Miller, was produced by Canadian Stage in 2000.

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