The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert
Photograph: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Time Out says

This brash, liberating and poignant road movie follows two drag queens and a transexual woman as they travel in a silver bus - 'Priscilla' - from Sydney to a gig in Alice Springs. 'Les Girls' are Bernadette, an ageing transsexual (Stamp), sharp-tongued Felicia (Pearce) and sensitive-flower Mitzi (Weaver), and this celebration of camp takes them where no lip-synching divas have ever been before. Unlike the bus, the film never gets bogged down, driven forward inexorably by naff disco tunes and crackling dialogue. Most impressive is the Fellini-esque panache writer/director Elliott brings to the visuals, isolating the extravagantly dressed figures in astonishing, orange-tinted landscapes and staging the production numbers like a frustrated director of musicals. Excellent, anchoring performances - it's hard not to be swept along.


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Stephan Elliott
Stephan Elliot
Terence Stamp
Hugo Weaving
Guy Pearce
Bill Hunter
Sarah Chadwick
Mark Holmes
Alan Dargin
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