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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Stephan Elliott Australien, 1994

RBCrickmar's rating of the film Priscilla, Königin der Wüste

A glorious camp treat that shows how three drag queens at differing stages of life can literally and metaphorically inject a bit of colour into the rough browns and greys of central Oz. Guy Pearce particularly seems to enjoy himself as a preening young Queen, but Terence Stamp has all the best lines, mainly delivered with sour-faced glee. Neat refs to WAKE IN FRIGHT, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and CROCODILE DUNDEE.