MOVIE REVIEW: THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

By: Gay.com
1.2.2009

Adventures of Priscilla Fabulous costumes, marvelous location shooting, and a great retro soundtrack in this feel-good film about two queens and a transsexual road-tripping across the Australian Outback to an obscure resort town are unfortunately marred by racist representations of Aborigines and a stunningly misogynistic barroom encounter with a butch woman. Fast-forward through the offensive parts and enjoy the spectacle.

--Susan Stryker

(1994, Australia)
Director: Elliott, Stephan
Starring: Terence Stamp ; Hugo Weaving ; Bill Hunter

(Photo: Amazon.com)

Adventures of Priscilla Fabulous costumes, marvelous location shooting, and a great retro soundtrack in this feel-good film about two queens and a transsexual road-tripping across the Australian Outback to an obscure resort town are unfortunately marred by racist representations of Aborigines and a stunningly misogynistic barroom encounter with a butch woman. Fast-forward through the offensive parts and enjoy the spectacle.

--Susan Stryker

(1994, Australia)
Director: Elliott, Stephan
Starring: Terence Stamp ; Hugo Weaving ; Bill Hunter

(Photo: Amazon.com)

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