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

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According to director Stephan Elliott, he took the three leads out in drag prior to the beginning of filming. None of them were recognized: Guy Pearce took the opportunity to be outrageously rude, Terence Stamp eventually forgot he was in drag and started hitting on girls, and Hugo Weaving got super-drunk and lay under a table for hours, tapping his finger in time to the music. This last detail was incorporated into the film in the hotel room scene.
The famous thong dress, which helped win the movie an Academy Award, cost only $7.
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.
According to Terence Stamp, he had gotten into character by imagining himself as a beautiful woman. But Stephan Elliott told Brian J. Breheny to make Stamp look as bad as possible. Stamp never watches his dailies so he had no idea how he looked until the premiere and was shocked. Breheny apologized to Stamp at the premiere.
Hugo Weaving's character was based on Sydney drag-queen Cindy Pastel, who like the character has a son and female companion.
Tim Curry turned down the role of Mitzy.
Bill Hunter was filming Muriel's Wedding (1994) and Priscilla at the same time, each requiring him to have different length hair, beard and to be in different parts of the country.
Julia Cortez (Bob's mail-order bride, Cynthia) provided her own cat suit costume complete with the strategically placed zipper for the scene in the bar after the Shake Your Groove Thing number.
The drag-queen in the barber's chair during the closing credits, is actually costume designer Tim Chappel.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
The line in the closing credits "Shown in Dragarama at select theatres" is a reference to some theatres using a mirror-ball and colored lighting during the "Finally" dance number.
The opening and closing scenes were both filmed on the same day.
Most of the crew can be seen in the movie at some point.
Robyn Lee is listed in the credits as "Tranny Trainer," a description that might be considered offensive today.
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In the video store is a poster for Frauds (1993), also directed by Stephan Elliott and also starring Hugo Weaving.
David Bowie, John Cleese, Tim Curry, Tony Curtis and John Hurt were all considered to play Bernadette.
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Rupert Everett and Colin Firth were the first choices to play Tick.
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In reference to Trumpet's nickname, a Monte Carlo is a sweet biscuit manufactured by Arnott's Biscuits in Australia. It consists of two honey-and-coconut biscuits joined by a layer of vanilla cream and raspberry jam.
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Julia Cortez' debut.
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Jason Donovan was considered to play Adam.
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Jason Donovan was considered for a role but coincidently played a role in The West End theatres in London and traveled with it when it was made into a outstanding and got so much critically acclaimed musical.
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Lizzy Gardiner: The "Naughty" maid at the hotel.
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Stephan Elliott: He is as the doorman.
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