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Five outrageous Australian sex comedies that paved the way for Swinging Safari

To celebrate the first look at Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue’s new 70s-style comedy, here are some of the raunchy romps that made it possible

The first trailer for the writer/director Stephan Elliott’s new film Swinging Safari (formerly titled Flammable Children) hit the net this week, reuniting Neighbours alumni Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue. Even by Elliott’s standards (his best-known films are Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop) it is completely batshit crazy, depicting a view of the 70s rife with booze, sun, surf and sex.

The “swinging” in the title refers to the non-dancing kind. There are visions of kink aplenty, positioning the film in a pantheon of raunchy Australian comedies and/or what-the-hell-were-they-thinking feats of cinematic impropriety. This type of film exploded in the 1970s and 80s, after the country’s pernicious censorship laws were relaxed a little and
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Guy Pearce And Kylie Minogue Go On A Swinging Safari

The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert director Stephan Elliott reunites former daytime soap co-stars Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue - who had early success on Australian hit Neighbors before going on to international success - for upcoming 1970s set coming of age comedy Swinging Safari and it looks like an absolute blast has been had by all. 1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like...

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‘Swinging Safari’ Trailer: Guy Pearce & Kylie Minogue Shake Up The ’70s

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It’s been a long time since Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue delivered daytime intrigue on the soap opera “Neighbors,” but the duo are finally back together with “Swinging Safari.” It’s a big, very broad comedy, which perhaps isn’t surprising given that Stephan Elliott (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert“) is behind the camera.

Co-starring Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Jeremy Sims, and Jack Thompson, the film brings audiences the swinging, no-rules ’70s to tell a coming of age story that unfolds in a not-so-quiet suburb.

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First trailer for Swinging Safari starring Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue

The first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) upcoming comedy Swinging Safari which stars Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, and Jeremy Sims; check it out below…

“1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.”

Swinging Safari is set for release on January 11th.
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Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunite in Swinging Safari – trailer

Formerly titled Flammable Children, the upcoming comedy from writer/director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of PriscillaQueen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop) reunites Minogue with her former Neighbours co-star and takes a sepia-tinted look at 1970s Australia: the sun, the surf, the swimmers ... and the swinging. Filmed on the Gold Coast, and with more than a few traces of Puberty Blues, the coming-of-age film follows what happens to three neighbouring families on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac when an extraordinary event shakes up their lives. Swinging Safari's cast includes Asher Keddie, Julian McMahon, Radha Mitchell and Jeremy Sims, and will be released on 18 January 2018

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Here’s Your First Look At Saoirse Ronan In ‘Mary, Queen Of Scots’

Filming has officially started on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. See Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen Of Scots below.

Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen Of Scots – The film is now in-production

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for House of Cards, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography ‘My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.’

Joining the cast are Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, England is Mine), Joe Alwyn (The Sense of an Ending, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, Line of Duty) and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey,
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First Look at Saoirse Ronan in Mary, Queen of Scots

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First Look at Saoirse Ronan in Mary, Queen of Scots
Filming has begun on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. Focus Features holds worldwide rights and will release Mary, Queen of Scots in the Us and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film internationally.

The producers of Mary, Queen of Scots are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, all Academy Award nominees as producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Mis&#233rables.

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for House of Cards, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy's acclaimed biography My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.
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First Look Image of Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots released as filming commences

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Author: Zehra Phelan

As filming begins on Josie Rourke’s Mary, Queen of Scots, a first look image of Saoirse Ronan as the fated Queen of Scotland has been released.

The adaptation of John Guy’s acclaimed biography My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots. Will see Ronan joined by Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie as Mary’s cousin and murderer, Elizabeth I. Joining the ladies on the cast are Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, England is Mine), Joe Alwyn (The Sense of an Ending, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, “Line of Duty”) and Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”, Me Before You). Also featuring in the cast are David Tennant (“Doctor Who”, “Broadchurch”) and Guy Pearce (Memento, La Confidential, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France
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Mary, Queen Of Scots First Look Photo From Film Starring Saoirse Ronan And Margot Robbie

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Filming has begun on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I.

Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. Focus Features holds worldwide rights and will release Mary, Queen of Scots in the Us and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film internationally.

The producers of Mary, Queen of Scots are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, all Academy Award nominees as producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Misérables.

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for “House of Cards”, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography My Heart is My
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Brokeback Mountain Tops Gay Movie Poll

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Brokeback Mountain Tops Gay Movie Poll
Heath Ledger's beloved Brokeback Mountain movie has topped a new list of the best gay films.

The 2005 movie beat Beautiful Thing and Shelter to the top of a new online poll compiled by website AfterElton.com.

The top 10 is:

1. Brokeback Mountain

2. Beautiful Thing

3. Shelter

4. Latter Days

5. Maurice

6. Trick

7. Get Real

8. Big Eden

9. The Broken Hearts Club

10. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

'Dog' days for 'Priscilla's' Elliott

After more than a decade away from the big screen, Australian director Stephan Elliott is shifting from gender bending in the Outback to a family comedy about a wealthy dog for Walt Disney Pictures. Elliott -- best known as the writer and director of 1994's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the comedy about two drag queens and a transsexual who land a cabaret gig in the remote regions of Australia -- has sold an original comedy pitch to Disney. Elliott, with writing partner Sheirdan Jobbins, will pen the comedy, which he would direct. It is tentatively titled In the Name of the Dog, and it centers on a family pet who inherits $500 million.

Long, Scacchi, Friels booked for 'Revelation'

Long, Scacchi, Friels booked for 'Revelation'
SYDNEY -- Tom Long, Greta Scacchi and Colin Friels have been set to star in Ana Kokkinos's second feature, The Book of Revelation, which commences filming Feb. 28 in Melbourne, Australia. Described as an erotic mystery, The Book of Revelation marks the second collaboration between director and co-writer Kokkinos and writer Andrew Bovell (Lantana, Strictly Ballroom), who have adapted the British novel by Rupert Thomson. The film has been financed by the Film Finance Corporation Australia, ContentFilm, NSW Film & Television Office, Film Victoria and Palace Films, with gap financing provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland. Palace Films will distribute in Australasia, ContentFilm in the United Kingdom, and ContentFilm International will handle international sales. Al Clark (The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Hard Word) will produce, with Jamie Carmichael of ContentFilm International as executive producer.

Stamp lights up Fox's 'Elektra'

Stamp lights up Fox's 'Elektra'
Terence Stamp, who played the superpowered villain General Zod in 1980's Superman II, is finalizing a return to the comic book genre with a role in Regency Enterprises and 20th Century Fox's Elektra. Rob Bowman is directing the Daredevil spinoff from Marvel Studios. Jennifer Garner toplines. As the title character in Elektra, Garner will play a beautiful and deadly assassin who was trained by the Hand, a clan of mystical ninjas. When she turns her back on them, they want her head. Stamp is in final negotiations to play Stick, Elektra's blind mentor, who has fighting abilities of his own. Producing are Marvel's Avi Arad and Horseshoe Bay partners Mark Steven Johnson and Gary Foster. Stamp's more recent credits include The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Limey and The Haunted Mansion. He has a cameo in Regency's upcoming Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Stamp is repped by Untitled Entertainment and Markham and Froggatt in the United Kingdom.

Let's Do the Time Warp Again

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Let's Do the Time Warp Again
Cult movie musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show is set for a makeover with a new celebrity cast and new tunes. Impressario Lou Adler, who produced the legendary 1975 movie hit, starring Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry, is putting the finishing touches to a new cast list, and he hopes to have a new TV movie version of Rocky Horror ready for Halloween 2003. Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert moviemaker Stephan Elliott is on board to direct the remake, while Moulin Rouge composer Marius De Vries has been signed up to add original music. Adler admits the project has taken a long time to come together because he has been unable to find a replacement for Curry, who played outrageously camp Frank N Furter in the original. The producer says, "I just never found the right person but now I have. We're going to wait until March and then probably do it for next Halloween." No casting details have been released, although speculation in Hollywood suggests Marilyn Manson is a frontrunner for the Frank N Furter role.

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