“That’s just what this country needs: A cock in a frock on a rock. “
Writer-director Stephan Elliot‘s glittering delight The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a road trip movie quite unlike any other, its story veering from hilarious, to sweet, tender, and even into occasional (hilarious) filth. A landmark film when it was released in 1994, it has since become both a cultural touchstone in the LGBTQ community and a mainstream cult-classic, its broad appeal appeal standing squarely on the shoulders of remarkable, standout performances from Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce. Set in Australia, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows three career drag queens who travel from Sydney to perform at a remote resort in the outback aboard their lavender bus, nicknamed “Priscilla.” The film is both eye and ear candy; underscored by a killer dance soundtrack with gorgeous cinematography capturing the magical beauty of the Australian landscape and the queens’ sparkling collection of drool-worthy outfits (that also garnered an Oscar for Best Costume).
Wednesday, July 6
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Stephan Elliot, 1994 / 104 mins / 18A) | Three drag queens travel across the Australian outback, making friends (and some foes) along the way.