I know, I know; what took me so long?! People have been asking me when I was going to review “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” since I started reviewing movies for this blog. I always tell them, I can’t review all the “fun” stuff up front! I mix the funny up with the dramas and the documentaries for a reason. It gives the blog balance and it keeps readers coming back for more. They simply don’t care!
So, without further ado, here you (boys) all go, my review of the smash hit cross dressing, trans, musical comedy, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell and John Casey. Happy now?! LOL!
If you haven’t already figured it out, I’ll say it out loud: I love the movie. Oh, the dialog is so bad, it’s good, but you can’t beat the camp of the whole thing. The plot involves a transsexual (Stamp) traveling to the Australian Outback with two drag queens (Weaving and Pearce) to stage a lip syncing show to bewildered natives who just don’t get it. Frankly, bewildered natives or not, there’s just no topping these boys…err…girls when they start singing and vamping. Now, honestly, it doesn’t hurt my impression of the whole thing that I grew up with groups like Abba as part of my so called “formative years”. Their music has quite a bit of influence in the movie.
For those of you reading this who are young enough to have no clue who Abba is, think retro 70s Swedish “rock”pop music group and just trust me on this. This movie is over the top funny, camp (in case you didn’t catch that before), fun and games. You’re going to love it. I’ve already given too much away so I’ll shut up!