Title: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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
Dialog: I think this movie honestly believes it’s witty. Sad.
Pacing: Not boring, but poorly edited.
Acting: Stamp is pretty good. Pearce is terrible (although it doesn’t help that his character is deliberately obnoxious).
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (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):