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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.

Cast: Terence Stamp , Hugo Weaving , Guy Pearce , Bill Hunter , Sarah Chadwick , Mark Holmes , Julia Cortez , Ken Radley

Director: Stephan Elliott

Genres: Comedy drama, Comedy, Adventure

Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., Roadshow Home Video [au]

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

Release Date: January 30th, 1994|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances. show more

  • Director Stephan Elliott too easily buys into the drag queens' conception of themselves as valiant pursuers of illusion, without ever questioning the value of the illusion being pursued. show more

  • Poor, no-respect ABBA gets tweaked repeatedly in this unexpectedly handsome widescreen import - though, in keeping with the movie's soft tone, the gooning isn't mean-spirited or even all that catty. [10 Aug 1994] show more

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