Oscar-Winning (Best Costume) comedy won the hearts of movie
goers partly for its lavish costumes and devotion to Abba,
but mostly for the great performances of three drag artists
who are on the road trip of a lifetime!
Stephan Elliott (EYE OF THE BEHOLDER) wrote and directed this
tale of two drag queens and a transsexual that embark on a
road trip to a remote resort town in the Australian desert
on a bus christened Priscilla. When Anthony Tick'/Mitzi (Hugo
Weaving) is invited to perform in Alice Springs, he recruits
flamboyant young stud Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce) and the legendary,
refined Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to join him.
however, fails to disclose one important fact to his friends:
his wife is the one who invited them to Alice Springs. With
one big secret about to be revealed and another one up his
sleeve, Mitzi is a little stressed. With long hours on the
road ahead of them, the trio lip-synchs campy songs on the
bus, creates fabulous costumes, and meets a multitude of colourful
characters along the way.
They party with friendly aborigines, are confronted by judgmental
townspeople who are averse to drag queens, and meet Bob (Bill
Hunter), a warm hearted mechanic and drag fan who joins them
for the last leg of their trip when their bus breaks down
in the middle of nowhere. Fantastic costumes and fabulous
makeup abound, and fine performances are delivered all around.
perhaps most important are the implicit messages that families
come in all forms, that friends can make a family, and that
love really knows no boundaries.
DVD Features: Commentary By Director Stephen Elliott,
Birth Of A Queen Making Of Documentary, Tidbits From The Set,
Gag Reel, Documentary, Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer,
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Categories: Gay Cinema
Time: 99 mins, Year: 1994
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Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter
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