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.
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It's the Australian film that blitzed overseas box offices. It caused a near riot at the Cannes Film Festival. It won an Academy Award®. It's fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable. It's a road movie with attitude and the occasional frock.
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Did You Know?
The drag-queen in the barber's chair during the closing credits, is actually costume designer Tim Chappel
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Tick is practicing their dance routines and he is wearing a green dress and he's got a cigarette in his hand. In one shot the cigarette is there and in the next, which is far away, it's not there. See more
What a nice dog. What's it's name?
Herpes. If she's good, she'll heal.
A joke, explaining where Trumpet got his name, was omitted for the film's US release. See more
Referenced in Tidbits from the Set
I Will Survive
Written by Dino Fekaris
and Freddie Perren
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
Published by PolyGram International Publishing Inc. and Perren-Vibes Music Inc.
Courtesy Polydor International See more