The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert in partnership with Happy Valley Pride

Dir: Stephan Elliott
Cast: Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving
103 mins

30th anniversary screening!

We hereby christen this budget Barbie camper… Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!

This outrageously camp Australian comedy proved one of the hot tickets in Cannes in the year of its release and has since become a cult classic. Three Sydney showgirls with problems – Felicia, Mitzi and Bernadette – are invited to play a four-week cabaret engagement at a resort hotel in Alice Springs, in the middle of Australia’s red desert.

It seems like the perfect opportunity to leave their troubles behind them, at least for a while, but the trip isn’t as straightforward as it seems: Felicia and Mitzi are drag queens and Bernadette is a transsexual, and meeting a man in a dress in the outback is not a normal occurrence.

Naming the bus they are to travel in Priscilla, and cramming her with a gaudy assortment of frocks and stilettos, they set off with music blaring in the direction of the Outback. Along the way, they break down, dress up, perform in unlikely places and encounter hilarity, hostility, incomprehension and acceptance.

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