The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
1994 Australian 1 hr 45min
Stars: Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce & Hugo Weaving
The one, the only!! The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The monumental milestone of 80’s gay disco culture that became a world-wide, crossover movie phenomenon. At one time or other we’ve all seen it -and loved it. Truly a “gay classic” –hilarious and raunchy and quietly touching at times- it’s the campiest, most fun ‘roadtrip’ move ever made. So it’s a great choice for our holiday season screening.
Story? It’s the disco era in Sydney: Two drag-queens and a transexual have contracted to perform a drag show at a bar in Alice Springs, a remote desert outpost 1800 miles away. So they buy a big bus, paint it lavender, nickname it Priscilla …and head west into the Outback.
The many “adventures” they encounter along this long road make for a fun, diverse and intriguing movie. Among the many discoveries they find: the transexual’s ex-wife is the person who originally contracted them. The bus breaks down and a good-‘ol-local boy repairs it and finds himself smittened by the transsexual character …and decides to join the bus journey. Also, one night in the “Outback" around a campfire they meet some of the nearby aboriginal people. They give their visitors a throbbing, lip-synced, drag version of Gloria Gaynor’s, “I Will Survive" and the aborigines join in!
The movie won an Academy Award for best costume design and was a hit at Cannes.
Priscilla movie trivia: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109045/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2
List of disco songs used in the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109045/soundtrack?ref_=ttgf_ql_7
Please arrive at 6:00p for drinks, snacks & socializing. Followed by dinner of meat & veggie pizzas + salads. Wine brought by guests is always welcome.
$10 donation for dinner & soft drinks
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