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#912. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

  • Year: 1994
  • Country: Australia
  • Production: PolyGram, Specific, Gramercy, 104m
  • Director: Stephan Elliott
  • Producer: Michael Hamlyn, Al Clark
  • Screenplay: Stephan Elliott
  • Photography: Brian J. Breheny
  • Music: Guy Gross
  • Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter
  • Oscar Wins: Best Costume Design

Abridged Book Description

One of the first films to celebrate the "fabulous" nature of the drag queen, Priscilla shocked the cinema-going world by featuring venerable British actor Terence Stamp as Bernadette, and out-and-out boa-wearing transsexual... Even if you are not fascinated by drag queens (who can be a rich confection at the best of times), the visuals in Priscilla (which is, by the way, the name of the bus) are heavily cinematic... Joyous and poignant, Priscilla gives us a rare glimpse behind the drag queen guise to see the real people within.