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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The drag-queen in the barber's chair during the closing credits, is actually costume designer Tim Chappel
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After the bus breaks down for the first time in the Australian outback, and Tick (Hugo Weaving) has just given up on trying to fix it, he sits down to eat breakfast with Bernadette (Terence Stamp). In the exchange, a cameraman and some crew members are visible in the reflection of Bernadette's sunglasses. See more
[after Tick passes out
Come on, snap out of it. You'll be fine. Come on, love.
That's it, mate. You scared us all for a minute.
Just had to have that extra bit of attention, didn't you? Nice one, lovey. Nice one.
Referenced in Tidbits from the Set
Billy Don't Be A Hero
Written by Mitch Murray
and Peter Callander
Performed by Paper Lace
Published by Dick James Music Ltd
Courtesy Castle Communications (Australasia) Ltd See more