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

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Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tick / Mitzi
Adam / Felicia
Logowoman (as Rebel Russell)
John Casey ...
June Marie Bennett ...
Murray Davies ...
Frank Cornelius ...
Piano Player
Bob Boyce ...
Petrol Station Attendant
Leighton Picken ...
Young Adam
Maria Kmet ...
Joseph Kmet ...
Alan Dargin ...
Aboriginal Man
Julia Cortez ...


Two drag-queens (Anthony/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transgender woman 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. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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Finally, a comedy that will change the way you think, the way you feel, and most importantly... the way you dress. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex-related situations and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras de Priscilla, reina del desierto  »

Box Office


$11,059,700 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jason Donovan was considered to play Adam. See more »


When Mitzi and Felicia wake up the morning after they left Bernadette and Bob to get drunk, if you look at the shot out of the bus window of Bob and Bernadette, Bernadette's face is next to the cake. Once Mitzi and Felicia are out of the bus, Bernadette's face is on top of the cake. See more »


Felicia: Do you know why this microphone has such a long cord?
Man In Crowd: Why?
Felicia: So it's easily retrieved after I've shoved it up your ass.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed in Dragarama See more »


Referenced in The Nanny: From Flushing with Love (1997) See more »


Written by Rodney Jackson (as Rodney K Jackson), Ce Ce Peniston, Felipe Delgado and Elbert Lee Linnear (as E.L.Linnear)
Performed by Ce Ce Peniston
Published by Blue Zephyr Music, Ce Ce Pen Music, Main Lot Music, Leethal Musik, Urban Tracks Music and Wax Museum Music
Courtesy A&M Records Inc.
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User Reviews

A Movie You Can Watch Over and Over
17 December 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie! Not only are the actors wonderful but the dialogue keeps you watching the movie over and over again because you missed a great line the last time! The musical numbers are worth watching alone, but combined with the story and all the sub-plots and the funniest lines I have heard in a long time (The ABBA turd convo cracks me up every time), this is a movie to buy and watch over and over when you need to be entertained as well as dazzled!!!!!!!

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