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

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  10 August 1994 (USA)
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Two drag queens and a transsexual travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Cynthia Campos


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. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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Comedy | Music

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


£823,293 (UK) (11 November 1994)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Due to a heavy filming schedule, lots of filming was done while the entire crew was on the road. But because the bus was such a small set, there was no room for the crew. As such in many scenes, they are actually in shot, hiding under clothes and other props. 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 »


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Filmed in Dragarama See more »


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Go West
Written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People (as Village People)
Published by Scorpio Music
Courtesy BMG / RCA
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i got racoon eyes watching it !!!!!
31 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i absolutely love this film, its one of my faves ever!!! i saw a small clip of it and it made me laugh so i bought the film and every time i watch it i sit there singing along to it and laughing so much that tears fall down my face.its hilarious the things that happen in it are great. the costumes are amazing and the acting is great they really did a good job. i swear that if you hear the opening song that you will sing it sometime without knowing it. I'm so glad i bought it if I'm bored or feeling down or sick them i watch this film and it cheers me up and i cant stop laughing; its that good. one of my faves in the film is with the "4th member?"

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