The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Director Stephan Elliott

Writer Stephan Elliott

Genre Comedy, Music

Year 1994

Actors Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

IMDB : 7.5 (36,758 votes)


Description Two drag-queens (Anthony/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transexual (Bernadette) contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman they've contracted with is Anthony's wife. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them.


  • adam last 2017-02-28 15:40:39
    best film ever
  • Dipayan Bird Of Hermes Dey 2017-01-03 11:58:25
    She used to be the queen of the desert 'til she took a greatsword in her tail.
  • DogDamour 2016-11-05 00:43:43
  • Robert Frapples 2016-10-20 09:42:37
    I warned people about this a long time ago. It's not enough that these sick perverts have achieved "tolerance." Now they want to normalize their practice of molesting confused children. If we allow this to happen, the entire human race deserves to go straight to Hell with these disgusting pigs. Gee, I wonder how long you animals will leave THIS post up? Go AIDS!
  • Ben Fox 2016-09-03 03:29:05
    They're ready for a higher-quality upload of this trailer.
  • Purple Lady. 2016-06-20 22:11:56
    Someone left their cake out in the rain...
  • rahmat darmawan 2016-06-20 05:06:48
    agent Smith
  • Kelly KitKat 2016-05-23 20:37:14
    The Word of God is Truth. But you also need the correct interpretation. To wit, shall is not the same as the word shalt. The latter means "fait accompli", as in, this will come to pass, whereas the former implies an event ever on the horizon, drawing nearer, but not conclusively happening. Hence, shall, is a word that oft appears in a conditional statement, as in as long as you continue down this path, this condition will hold true. "He who touches my car keys shall be beaten to a pulp", means if he lets go of my car keys, I will not beat him to a pulp. In contrast if I say, "He who touches my car keys shalt be beaten to a pulp", that means if he touches my car keys, he will be beaten to a pulp, for behold, he has touched my car keys. See the difference? The point is you have these "psychos" who are not admonished, nor taught, by God, insisting that some be stoned to death because of past sins, when the word is SHALL and not SHALT. More to the point, the Law was given to the Jews, and NOT to the world, as the "psychos" would have you believe. I imagine this was done to create a community of believers to receive the Him, the Inheritor of All Things, when he should appear. Sadly, many Jews "missed the boat". Faith and Love, you need both. Behaviour determines genetics, and not vice versa, as it is written, And the Just shall live by faith. ... good days, and bad days... always keep your faith. That song, Church of Your Heart, by Roxette, comes to mind... It is written that in those days, He will POUR of His Own Spirit upon ALL flesh, and whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. .. To call, is different from, to say.. There is a story in the Bible (kjv) about a eunuch (a guy with missing parts) who could not read, and a disciple named Philip, who had difficulty understanding The Word. The Spirit told Philip to JOIN himself to the eunuch's chariot. Wherefore then did Philip leave the chariot to get water? Because the eunuch (how like a woman?) suggested it? The point is, many are visually oriented, and not walking by faith. Have you ever seen, Purple Rain? If not, it may be because it is not real ; but then again, not seeing it, does not disprove its existence either. The point is, it is a very comforting thought to know that a loved one did receive the Spirit of Christ. ".. I only wanted to see you one time laughing.." That said, the scene where she dances with an egg was interesting. An egg, how like a seed? Hen, or rooster, what will it be? She was, the good physician, was she not? To show somebody mercy, is to help that one heal. Mercy does not mean forgiveness as many dictionaries claim. They take words which appear in the bible (kjv) and give them new definitions. (It would seem to me that evil exists, and is hunting the True Believers. God allowed evil to touch Job - it was a test of faith. "I'll be back", was Job's attitude in the midst of his sufferings.) See, Deut 22:5, kjv. A lesbian is a woman who wears that which pertains to a man, such as the role of father, husband, or priest. I think actors get a "special pass" for it is good to save life, and "holier than thou" is a killing joke. The Christian perspective is, "we are all failures" - it is the reason we are Christians. To repent is to feel sorrow for one's own failings (sins) and to admit fault. Why would you, or should you, feel sorrow if you believed you did nothing wrong? In civilized ("christian") societies, one puts difference between consensual and nonconsensual activities. For two sinners may yet forgive each other, but will a victim ever forgive a victimizer? Neither a victim, nor a victimizer be. Jesus never said that you must forgive he who refuses to repent. .. A desert place is a place without water. The brethren of Joseph once threw him into a well without water. And then appeared Midianites merchantmen who drew him out of the well and sold him to the Ishmaelites. That is how scripture refers to the brothers of Joseph when they drew him out of the well and sold him to the Ishmaelites. But later when Joseph was governor of egypt he would once again call them his brothers. The point being, your behaviour defines you - what you do (merchantman?) and your genetics (Midianite?). A man's soul (not to be confused with his spirit) is female : see, Psalm 34:2, kjv. His masculinity, covers him. A man who sings, or dances, uncovers himself, revealing his feminine side, whether he be "butch" or "femme". It is the reason Michal cited when she left David, for uncovering himself as one of the vain fellows shamelessly does. I think in this movie, they were more "butch" (acdc) than "femme" (poison). This movie seems very far from, "Come to Australia, we'll throw another shrimp on the barbie for you". It is more like, "Come to Australia. Maybe we won't kill you". .. Something rotten in the state of denmark?  "Join us, General Zod. Yours could be an important voice, in the new odour!" (Sorry, could not resist).
  • Kelly KitKat 2016-05-23 20:36:08
    It is written in the law of Moses that it is forbidden for jews to give their sons or daughters in marriage to the strangers, the gentiles, the non-jews, etc. This seems like a very bad sin - worse than a man putting on a woman's garment. But then maybe it is not as bad? Some sins are worse than other sins. How bad is it to eat bacon? Jesus said that whoever broke the least of the commandments would be called least in the kingdom of heaven. The important thing is to keep the great commandments. I find that both tragedy and comedy, seeing Christians teach their children and others the Ten Commandments when Jesus said of exactly TWO commandments that there were none higher than they - that upon them hung all the Law and the Prophets. Your enemy is not your neighbour. Love God, and love your neighbour as yourself. Love and the lusts of the flesh are opposed to one another. A meal shared with a stranger is not the same as a meal shared with a loved one. Better to be starving, and be with a loved one, than be fed well but find yourself alone, do you not think so? My point is, that the then strongest man upon the earth, Samson, and the then wisest man upon the earth, Solomon, both broke the law of Moses, by taking a strange woman as wife. I can understand why Samson did what he did, not being "scholarly", but why would Samson do that knowing the Law forbad it? Women, have always had a power over men. But was God displeased with them? Was he displeased with the man in the garden? Sometimes I think God secretly delights in the one who ignores the Law and decides to do what he FEELS is right - namely THINK, "Love is never wrong. Eh, it just can't be that difficult, can it? Why would God make "doing the right thing" seem like a problem involving abstract algebra - unless He desired to see if there was any who would "get the joke"? That girl, she was too stunning to resist.." Sometimes I think that, but then I think how useful an instruction manual can be...
  • Kelly KitKat 2016-05-23 05:51:39
    Working at Costco, 9 to 5, is safe... healthcare...pension benefits... how like prison, but the bars are invisible?
  • Kelly KitKat 2016-05-23 05:50:17
    I wonder if this movie made any money, or if it was like a charity, fund the arts, project? Like how the Pentagon will place billion dollar bets on stuff that is later discarded as unworkable, or uneconomical? No risk, no yield. Artists like to take risks, while businesspeople focus on expected yield... producers, they who write the checks, oft clash with the artists desire to "make a difference", offend, shock, push the envelope, etc.
  • kelman727 2015-12-12 23:52:29
    Oh Felicia. Where the fuck are we.
  • Peter Travere 2015-12-06 10:57:47
    Only bloody poms dress as women - too thick to do trouser buttons!
  • B S 2015-11-25 15:51:33
    Why do they misgender bernadette  even in the trailer .... :( :( :(
  • Jauckor 2015-11-18 02:46:33
    Le burlesque (:
  • Colleen West 2015-05-03 12:56:01
  • Kathy 2015-01-12 12:16:56
    well can someone help me , is a drag queen a transvestite and how do you know the difference that a transsexual wants to be female or is really a drag queen ...I'm sorry anyone know ? This She male is confusing the shit out of me , Help someone ?
  • Harry JW. 2015-01-06 01:21:51
    Oh listen to yourselves! You sound like two fat slags at a pie bakeoff!
  • happymemories 2014-12-14 02:55:26
    Bernie aka Ralph (Terence Stamp) was one of the bad guys in Superman. I watch Priscilla mainly to see Guy Pearce shirtless!
  • Elfwine KingofRohan 2014-10-01 05:12:34
    i see all these comments about elrond and red skull. but what about the matrix villain? XD

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