The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert


The Roxy Theater Screen 2 Mon, May 16, 2022 7:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Pride Is a Drag
Run Time:104 min
Release Year:1994
Sponsored By:Golden Yolk Griddle
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Stephan Elliott
Cast Members:Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
Writers:Stephan Elliott


Pride Is a Drag: This June, The Roxy Theater stands up for freedom of expression and Montana’s LGBTQ+ community with a month-long celebration of drag on screen.

The usually menacing British actor Terence Stamp does a complete turnaround as Bernadette, an aging transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). Their act, well-known in Sydney, involves wearing lots of makeup and gowns and lip-synching to records, but Bernadette is getting a bit tired of it all and is also haunted by the bizarre death of an old loved one. Nevertheless, when Mitzi and Felicia get an offer to perform in the remote town of Alice Springs at a casino, Bernadette decides to tag along. The threesome ventures into the outback with Priscilla, a lavender-colored school bus that doubles as dressing room and home on the road. Along the way, the act encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while Bernadette becomes increasingly concerned about the path her life has taken.

Followed by a talkback and Q&A with drag queens Jackie Rosebutch and Ace of Hearts!