Outrageous (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Outrageous (1977)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Two misfits find love and support in each other's company, in this show-business comedy with a twist. One of them, Robin Turner (Craig Russell), is a male hairdresser and a gifted female impersonator, who tries out his act in local gay nightclubs. His roommate is Liza Connors (Hollis McLaren), an old high-school friend who is now a mumblingly strange pregnant woman, recently released from a mental hospital where she was being treated for schizophrenia. She is determined never to return to the hospital again, and he wants to be a show-business success with his impressions. When Robin loses his job, the two determine to try their luck in New York.


Craig Russell
as Robin Turner
Hollis McLaren
as Liza Connors
Martha Gibson
as Nurse Carr
Helen Hughes
as Mrs. Connors
Jonah Royston
as Dr. Beddoes
David Woito
as Hustler
Jackie Loren
as Herself
Michael Daniels
as Performer In Gold
Trevor Bryan
as Miss Montego Bay
Rene Fortier
as Manatee D.J.
Maxine Miller
as Peggy O'Brien
View All

News & Interviews for Outrageous

Critic Reviews for Outrageous

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Russell's act is intrinsically entertaining enough, and Miss McLaren's despair is convincing enough, that we forgive the lack of a subtler touch in the writing and direction.

July 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There's very little plot, just a couple of excellent performances (Hollis McLaren and Craig Russell), some wonderful one-liners and several great star impersonations when Robin finally 'comes out' in drag.

September 20, 2021 | Full Review…

[Director] Benner brings Outrageous through difficult terrain with admirable results. Gayness is treated naturally, sparing us from those tiring lectures usually found in "gay films." It's all very real, with a delightful mixture of comedy and drama.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

A low-budget Canadian sleeper, Outrageous is a vastly entertaining and poignnat serio-coemdy about drag and gay life which became a cult movie among gay and straight viewers.

July 2, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outrageous

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Outrageous!

Outrageous Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features