THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Starring: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving,
Guy Pearce, & Bill Hunter
Runtime: 102 minutes
Distributor: Gramercy Pictures
Writer: Stephan Elliott
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Throughout PRISCILLA the dialogue is extraordinarily raunchy, although no sexual contact is ever shown or even implied. The obvious message: a group of flamboyant, cross-dressing female impersonators is just like the rest of us, except for the hatred they generate among the few homophobes. Obviously, the appropriate response to a trio a drag performers is not seething hatred and violence, but neither is it uncritical approval. PRISCILLA has made a determined effort to generate cheerful and widespread acceptance of a lifestyle that is far removed from the ground rules laid down by the Designer of sexuality.