The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Next date: Friday, 28 January 2022 | 07:00 PM

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Join us for a celebration of classic Australian cinema, with the Aussie Classics Film Fest at CPAC!


It's not easy being a drag queen in the outback! This wonderfully inventive Australian comedy about three drag performers braving the vast, rugged outback features fabulous and heartfelt performances from Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce.

When drag queen Anthony (Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow performer Adam (Pearce) and transgender Bernadette (Stamp) to come along. In their colourful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and sometimes-homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.

Nominated for a slew of AFI and BAFTA Awards, and taking out the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, the film was a surprise worldwide hit. Its positive portrayal of LGBTQI+ individuals helped to introduce these themes to a mainstream audience. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and became a cult classic both in Australia and abroad.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is rated M, and contains strong language, sexual references and adult themes.




  • Friday, 28 January 2022 | 07:00 PM

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