The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
DIRECTOR: STEPHAN ELLIOTT
CAST: TERENCE STAMP, HUGO WEAVING, GUY PEARCE
With a date to take the stage at a casino in faraway Alice Springs, Australia, a fabulous foursome leave Sydney to blaze a flaming trail across the outback together. Stamp’s transgendered woman Bernadette joins drag queens Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce), and their beat-up lavender tour bus, Priscilla. Along the way they stand up to intolerance with humor and goodwill, scale landmark Uluru in drag, and look for a little more much-deserved happiness. “I was less stunning than I’d hoped,” Stamp said of his first turn as a female lead.
The Adventures of Priscilla is screening as part of the series Terence Stamp.