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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The usually menacing British actor Terence Stamp does a complete turnaround as Bernadette, an aging transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). Their act, well-known in Sydney, involves wearing lots of makeup and gowns and lip-synching to records, but Bernadette is getting a bit tired of it all and is also haunted by the bizarre death of an old loved one. Nevertheless, when Mitzi and Felicia get an offer to perform in the remote town of Alice Springs at a casino, Bernadette decides to tag along. The threesome ventures into the outback with Priscilla, a lavender-colored school bus that doubles as dressing room and home on the road. Along the way, the act encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while Bernadette becomes increasingly concerned about the path her life has taken. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:January 30, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lizzy Gardiner Best Costume Design 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tim Chappel Best Costume Design 1994 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Terence Stamp Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1994 Nominee

Cast

Terence Stamp
as Bernadette
Hugo Weaving
as Tick/Mitzi
Guy Pearce
as Adam/Felicia
Bill Hunter
as Bob
Sarah Chadwick
as Marion
Julia Cortez
as Cynthia
Ken Radley
as Frank
Alan Dargin
as Aboriginal Man
Rebel Russell
as Logowoman
Al Clark
as Priest
Margaret Pomeranz
as Adam's Mum

Crew

Stephan Elliot
Director
Al Clark
Producer
Michael Hamlyn
Producer
Stephan Elliot
Screenwriter
Guy Gross
Composer (Music Score)
Guntis Sics
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sue Blainey
Editor
Owen Paterson
Production Designer
Colin Gibson
Art Director
Sue Seeary
Associate Producer
Rebel Penfold-Russell
Executive Producer
Lizzy Gardiner
Costume Designer
Tim Chappel
Costume Designer
Stuart Freeman
First Assistant Director
Robert Simper
Stunts
Mark White
Choreography
Sue Seeary
Production Manager
Cassie Hanlon
Makeup
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