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Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (The)

Australia, English, 104 mins

  • Director: Stephan Elliott
  • Writer: Stephan Elliott
  • Producer: Al Clark; Michael Hamlyn

CGiii Comment

The benchmark.

Possibly unsurpassable for this genre.



The(ir) Blurb...

Two drag-queens (Anthony/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transexual (Bernadette) contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman they've contracted with is Anthony's wife. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them.

Cast & Characters

Hugo Weaving as Tick / Mitzi;
Guy Pearce as Adam / Felicia;
Terence Stamp as Bernadette;
Rebel Penfold-Russell as Logowoman;
John Casey as Bartender;
June Marie Bennett as Shirley;
Murray Davies as Miner;
Frank Cornelius as Piano Player;
Bob Boyce as Petrol Station Attendant;
Leighton Picken as Young Adam;
Maria Kmet as Ma;
Joseph Kmet as Pa;
Alan Dargin as Aboriginal Man;
Bill Hunter as Bob;
Julia Cortez as Cynthia

From the same director:

Eye Of The Beholder

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