Outrageous Misfits

Overview

Lights! Camera! Outrageous! The legacy of one of the first drag superstars.

Craig Russell was an internationally admired entertainer and actor, known for his outrageous impersonations of some of Hollywood's greatest female celebrities: Barbra Streisand, Mae West, Bette Midler, Ella Fitzgerald, and Judy Garland, to name a few. Lori Russell Eadie, a shy theatre lover, was Craig's number one fan and, eventually, his wife.

Together they were fun, fabulous, and eschewed convention. But behind the curtains, Craig and Lori's lives were troubled by mental health, drug addiction, sexual assault, and abuse.

Through nearly one hundred interviews and extensive research, Outrageous Misfits reveals the life and legacy of one of the world's earliest drag superstars and his biggest fan.

About the Author

Brian Bradley

Posted by Dundurn Guest on August 20, 2019
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Brian Bradley

Brian Bradley is a writer, journalist, and biographer and works at the Toronto Star. He researched the lives of Craig Russell and Lori Russell Eadie for over a decade. Brian lives in Hamilton, Ontario.