The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the DesertDirector: Stephan Elliott
The usually menacing British actor Terence Stamp does a complete turnaround as Bernadette, an aging transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). Their act, well-known in Sydney, involves wearing lots of makeup and gowns and lip-synching to records, but Bernadette is getting a bit tired of it all and is also haunted by the bizarre death of an old loved one. Nevertheless, when Mitzi and Felicia get an offer to perform in the remote town of Alice Springs at a casino, Bernadette decides to tag along. The threesome ventures into the outback with Priscilla, a lavender-colored school bus that doubles as dressing room and home on the road. Along the way, the act encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while Bernadette becomes increasingly concerned about the path her life has taken.
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Cast & Crew
|Alan Dargin||Aboriginal Man|
|June Marie Bennett||Shirley|
|Margaret Pomeranz||Adam's Mum|
|Brian J. Breheny||Cinematographer|
|Tim Chappel||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Stuart Freeman||Asst. Director|
|Lizzy Gardiner||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Colin Gibson||Art Director|
|Guy Gross||Score Composer|
|Phil Judd||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Owen Paterson||Production Designer|
|Rebel Penfold-Russell||Executive Producer|
|Rebel Russell||Executive Producer|
|Sue Seeary||Associate Producer,Production Manager|
|Guntis Sics||Musical Direction/Supervision|
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I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND IT CLEARLY SHOWS THE GAY LIFE AS A DRAG QUEEN IN THE LIME LIGHT. I ONLY WISH THAT I HAD THE CHANCE TO ADVENTURE THE WAY SHE AND HER SISTERS DID. THANK YOU FOR THE EYES BEYOND THE CURTAIN.
This is one of the grates COMEDY's ever. Please wach more than once, The second time makes laugh till you cry...
Just a fun movie. The characters are larger than life. Gives a lesson on intolerance.
The guy in the movie with the funny cart and the flashing blue light is actually a woman who is attempting to walk all of Australia in so many days. Do you remember when our fabulous 3 and their bus are getting ready to leave, and everyone is seeing them off by waving goodbye and chasing after the bus? Well right before that scene it shows a woman with the cart in front of an audience and there is a guy up in front of the audience making a speech about her and what she is about to attempt to do. Watch the movie closely and you'll see it. Anyway, I'm pretty sure that's what that cart thing is all about.
Priscilla, is one of the best gay movies of all time. It takes the lives of ''ordinary'' people, and tells it in a way that not only is humourous and at times serious, but also educational. It keeps you watching, and you then find yourself watching it again. It is a must see for the open-minded person in us all.
this movie is both touching and brilliant. i find intolerance of others as heinous and pointless. i hope that somewhere, someone who sees this film can recognize in themselves their prejudices and can learn from them. gays are people, too. they laugh, love, and hurt just like the rest of us.
I've been searching high and low (obviously in all the wrong places) for this movie since I first saw it years ago! It's just as funny, and poingant, as it was then. A definite must see for the open minded...and maybe even the not-so-open-minded! But, can somebody PLEASE explain to me what's up the guy and the funny cart with the flashing blue light????
What an amazing party.... Driving through Australia in a pink bus listening to 70´s & 80´s disco (mainly) ... But... there is more to this movie. Broken dreams. Lack of tolerance. The fight for being who you are. All wrapped in stunning colours and views of the Australian nature. A pity that To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything... was even made. A bad bad copy of Priscilla.
I have loved Priscilla ever since I was very young and recommend it for anyone who wants a genuine laugh and cry. Its not just about humour but also has an underlying current of sadness, making subtle statements about homophobia. The music is great, the costumes are fabulous and although all three actors are absolutely fantastic, I LOVE Hugo Weaving as Mitzi!