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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Extra Frills Edition

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Terence Stamp, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Everett Collection

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Bill Hunter, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving
director:
Stephan Elliott
distributor:
Gramercy Pictures
author:
Stephan Elliott
genre:
Comedy, Gay and Lesbian

We gave it a B+

Some of the jokes land like bad cabaret, but The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Australian smash about three drag queens storming the outback in a pink bus, still has exuberance to spare, plus a lovely turn from Terence Stamp as the wry Bernadette. EXTRAS A making-of doesn’t offer much, but director Stephan Elliott’s commentary compensates with loads of entertaining war stories about the cash-strapped shoot. (Materials for the outrageous Oscar-winning costumes were bought at Kmart.) B+