The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Stephan Elliott (1994)

“Beneath the wigs, the film is about quintessential Australian values: self-deprecation, blunt humour and determination in the face of adversity”
- Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian

Two drag queens and an ageing transsexual woman go on an emotional, comedic road trip, journeying towards a remote town for a performance and a great revelation. Crossing the great Australian Outback in a tour bus christened “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, they cross paths with fellow wayfarers — many unwarrantedly hostile, but some of whom alter the trio’s lives completely.

Armed with a fiery passion for performance and a dazzling wardrobe, the vivacious protagonists confront bigotry in a world predicated against those who dare to express their true selves. Elliott’s refreshingly positive and sassy portrayal of LGBT individuals serves as a critical eye-opener for the masses.

The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert won an Oscar and a BAFTA award for Best Costume Design. The film was also nominated for Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical) at the Golden Globes. Ever since, it has gained a remarkable cult following, and is now one of the most quirky and impressive of Australian films to emerge from the 1990s.

Stephan Elliott

Australia

In English

1994

M18 (Mature Themes)

DCP

Saturday, 17 Oct

8:00 PM

Saturday, 17 Oct

8:00 PM

104 mins