Directed by: Richard Benner
Monday, May 12, 2014
Post-film discussion with Lypsinka! Digital projection
Summer of Drag gets kicked off with this cult classic about a hairdresser whose schizophrenic roommate convinces him to turn his passion for imitating Hollywood starlets into a full-fledged career. Before long Robin (played by the brilliant Canadian drag superstar Craig Russell) is wowing crowds with his impressions of Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Mae West and more. Our guest host is the legendary drag superstar Lypsinka (aka John Epperson), who calls OUTRAGEOUS! “the best feature film about drag performance and what it means to have chosen such a weighted, fraught profession.” Come out and celebrate the beginning of a very glamorous summer!
Lypsinka on OUTRAGEOUS! – “OUTRAGEOUS! may still be the best feature film about drag performance and what it means to have chosen such a weighted, fraught profession. It also portrays fairly realistically what gay urban life in the 1970s was about. When younger people see it, they are usually fascinated by the pre-AIDS party that was New York (and Toronto). The movie is not unlike a Seventies version of the Judy Garland film A Star Is Born. And the star of OUTRAGEOUS!, Craig Russell, like Garland, was super-talented, charismatic and troubled. I look forward to sharing this fun, low-budget hit with OUTRAGEOUS! newbies.”R, 96 Minutes