The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Title: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Year: 1994
Length: 104 minutes
Director: Stephan Elliott
Writer: Stephan Elliott
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
With: Alan Dargin, Bill Hunter, Julia Cortez, Sarah Chadwick, Mark Holmes
Music: Guy Gross (mostly non-original music)
Cinematography: Brian J. Breheny
Editing: Sue Blainey
Oscars: won for Best Costume Design
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), a couple days ago
Synopsis: three drag queens cross the outback in a bus

My reaction
Concept:1/4 (Bad)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:0/4 (Terrible) I think this movie honestly believes it’s witty. Sad.
Pacing:1/4 (Bad) Not boring, but poorly edited.
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:2/4 (Indifferent)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent) Stamp is pretty good. Pearce is terrible (although it doesn’t help that his character is deliberately obnoxious).
Music:3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, 1/4 (Bad)). It just doesn’t work on any level – unless you find something inherently entertaining about men in dresses, as the writer/director seems to think you should.
Objective Rating (Average):1.5/4 (Eh)


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