• 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 , Comedy drama , Adventure

Production Co: Specific Films, Australian Film Finance Corporation

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

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

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]

  • 60
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    Like the "girls," the movie is flamboyant in almost every respect - the costumes, the humor and the sentimentality. [1 Sep 1994]

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

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Awards

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