The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

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Apr 11, 2020 6:52 AM
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Section from David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema

Questions to answer

  • “The same levellers of humour and music were the core of one of the most powerful Australian films about outsiders”. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was both a “feel good movie” and a “phobia smasher”. Explain what is meant by this description.
  • The screenplay was inspired by a threatening experience of the writer/director Stephan Elliot. So what does the making of the film mean for both him and audiences?
  • Films like ‘Priscilla’ turn ‘preconceptions into real people’. Explain how.