The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Opens in June

Director: Stephan Elliott Run Time: 104 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1994

Starring: Bill Hunter, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Chadwick, Terence Stamp

Country: Australia
Language: English

About the film: 

Two drag queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, encountering a number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, whilst widening comfort zones and finding new horizons.

“with its gaudy make-up, excessive sequins, and camp ’70s tunes defined a decade of Australian cinema and truly opened up the filmic reservoirs for more mainstream and positive representations of diverse LGBT folks on screen.”

—Nathan Smith for Out Magazine 

About the filmmaker: 

Stephan Elliott is an Australian filmmaker known for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), Easy Virtue (2008) and Eye of the Beholder (1999). Elliott began his career as an assistant director working in the boom of the Australian film industry of the 1980s and three of his films have been selected to screen at Cannes.

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