The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ★★★½

Agent Smith and Memento turn clunky cross country tour into a bit of a drag

A trio of drag queen performers make a trip via Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; a hollowed out and re-pimped tour bus. Their trip takes them across the desert for a special performance in Alice Springs.

Always knew Hugo Weaving was in this, but had no idea Guy Pearce was one of the other guys! His bitchy character was easily my favourite of the bunch.

Mad respect for them and the film crew taking that desert trip, as I'm certain it was scorched earth temperatures all the way (as evidenced by the horde of flies).

The audience reactions and behaviour in general towards our boys were quite accurate of the time, so this film is a real time capsule in that regard.

I'm just glad we got to see that snippet of ABBA at the end.

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