almost 3 years
Tim Curry and Hugo Weaving could compete for least attractive drag queen.
almost 4 years
Unabashedly over-the-top, yet handles LGBT themes with sensitivity. Funny. Fabulous!
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot is based on the journey of three drag queens who travel across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named "Priscilla", along the way encountering various groups and individuals. The Adventures of Priscilla stars Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp as the three drag queens, one of whom is a heterosexual trans woman with the other two being homosexual. Containing elements of comedy, the film's title is a pun on the fact that in English speaking cultures, "queen" is a slang term for a male homosexual.
The film was noted for helping to bring Australian cinema to world attention and for its positive portrayal of LGBT individuals, helping to introduce LGBT themes to a mainstream audience. Alternatively, the film has also been criticised for perceived racist and sexist stereotyping.
The film received...