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

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Release Date: August 10th, 1994

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 1997

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

Production Co: Specific Films, Australian Film Finance Corporation

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

Keywords: 1990s, Offbeat, Quest, Friendship, Wife, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Good ain't the half of it in this case - it's funny, it's endearing, it's strangely touching. [19 Aug 1994]

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is about the most fun you can have with three guys who like to dress up as women. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    On the whole, though, it is funny and compassionate, silly and sweet. [26 Aug 1994]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)