Outrageous Misfits: Female Impersonator Craig Russell and His Wife, Lori Russell Eadie

November 30, 2020
Outrageous Misfits: Female Impersonator Craig Russell and His Wife, Lori Russell Eadie

Lights! Camera! Outrageous! Superstar femaleimpersonator Craig Russell and the birth of drag on theinternational stage.Craig Russell was an internationally admired entertainer andactor, known for his outrageous impersonations of some ofHollywood's greatest female celebrities: Mae West, BarbraStreisand, Bette Midler, Carol Channing, and Judy Garland, to namea few. Lori Russell Eadie, a shy theatre lover, was Craig's No. 1fan and, eventually, his wife.Together they were fun, fabulous, and eschewed convention. Butbehind the curtains, Craig and Lori's lives were troubled by theirmental 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 theworld's most popular female impersonators and his biggest fan.