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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

1994 / 104min / 35mm

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.