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The Screen Guide

Two drag queens and a transsexual leave Sydney in a bus called 'Priscilla', and travel across half of Australia to climb a rock and put on a show at a resort in the middle of the country. Along the way, they break down, paint the bus lavender, dress up a lot, perform where they shouldn't and encounter hilarity, hostility and incomprehension. THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT is a road movie musical about a collision between three people in the wrong costumes and an environment that does not want them.

Cast & Crew & Production Details

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Stephan Elliott
Stephan Elliott
Michael Hamlyn  Al Clark
Executive Producers
Rebel Penfold-Russell
Dir. of Photography
Brian Breheny
Guy Gross
Sue Blainey
Production Designer
Owen Paterson
Terence Stamp - Hugo Weaving - Guy Pearce - Bill Hunter - Sarah Chadwick - Mark Holmes - Alan Dargin
Production Completion
Production Company
Latent Image Productions Pty Ltd  Specific Films
International Sales
Metro Goldwyn Mayer   Park Circus

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • London Australian Film Festival
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • Festival of Australian Film - Sri Lanka
  • Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film - LACMA
  • Australia On Screen - Hong Kong
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film
  • Moscow International Film Festival
  • Umea International Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Fest
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Filmfest Hamburg
  • Golden Gate Awards - San Francisco Film Society
  • Flanders International Film Festival
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Copenhagen Film Festival
  • Banco National International Film Festival

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