Jump to content

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Theatrical release poster
Directed byStephan Elliott
Written byStephan Elliott
Produced by
  • Al Clark
  • Michael Hamlyn
CinematographyBrian J. Breheny
Edited bySue Blainey
Music byGuy Gross
Distributed byRoadshow Film Distributors[1]
Release dates
  • 15 May 1994 (1994-05-15) (Cannes Film Festival)
  • 10 August 1994 (1994-08-10) (United States)
  • 8 September 1994 (1994-09-08) (Australia)
Running time
103 minutes[2]
(US$2 million)
Box office$29.7 million

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian road comedy film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows two drag queens, played by Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, and a transgender woman played by Terence Stamp, as they journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named "Priscilla", along the way encountering various groups and individuals.

The film was a surprise worldwide hit and its positive portrayal of LGBT individuals helped to introduce LGBT themes to a mainstream audience.[3] It received predominantly positive reviews and won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 67th Academy Awards. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and became a cult classic both in Australia and abroad.[4]

Priscilla subsequently provided the basis for a musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which opened in 2006 in Sydney before travelling to New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Broadway.



Anthony "Tick" Belrose, using the drag pseudonym of Mitzi Del Bra, is a Sydney-based drag queen who accepts an offer to perform his drag act at Lasseters Hotel Casino Resort managed by his estranged wife Marion in Alice Springs, a remote town in central Australia. After persuading his friends and fellow performers, Bernadette Bassenger, a recently bereaved transgender woman, and Adam Whitely, a flamboyant and obnoxious younger drag queen who goes under the drag name Felicia Jollygoodfellow, to join him, the three set out for a four-week run at the casino in a large tour bus, which Adam christens "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."

While on the long journey through remote lands bordering the Simpson Desert, they meet a variety of characters, including a group of friendly Aboriginal Australians for whom they perform at a corroboree, the less accepting attitudes of rural Australia in such towns as Broken Hill, and are subjected to homophobic abuse and violence, including having their bus vandalised with homophobic graffiti.

When the bus breaks down in the middle of the desert, Adam spends the whole day repainting it lavender to cover up the vandalism. The trio later meet Bob, a middle-aged mechanic from a small outback town who joins them on their journey after his Filipina wife Cynthia leaves him. Just before they arrive at Alice Springs, Tick reveals that Marion is actually his wife, as they never divorced, and that they are going there as a favour to her.

Continuing their journey, they stop for repairs at the remote opal-mining town of Coober Pedy, where Adam is almost mutilated by a homophobic gang before Bob and Bernadette save him. Adam is shaken and Bernadette comforts him, allowing them to reach an understanding. Likewise, the others come to terms with the secret of Tick's marriage and resolve their differences. Together, they fulfill a long-held dream of Adam's, which, in the original plan, is to climb Kings Canyon in full drag regalia.

Upon arrival at the hotel, it is revealed that Tick and Marion also have an eight-year-old son, Benjamin, whom Tick has not seen for many years. Tick is nervous about exposing his son to his drag profession and anxious about revealing his homosexuality. He is surprised to discover that Benjamin already knows and is fully supportive of his father's sexuality and career. When their contract at the resort is over, Tick and Adam head back to Sydney, taking Benjamin back with them, so that Tick can get to know his son. Bernadette decides to remain at the resort for a while with Bob, who has decided to work at the hotel after the two of them have become close.

The dummy attached to a kite that was released earlier in the film comes up again during the film's post-credit scene, where it is revealed that it has travelled to Tibet and landed in a Temple where a monk recovers it. Before the monk recovers the dummy, we can briefly see another figure sitting/praying in a background temple.







The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert had originally been conceived by filmmakers Stephan Elliott and producer Stuart Quin, who were at the time in production of a film called Frauds. They and producer Andrena Finlay pitched Priscilla to various financiers at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, without success, however before Cannes, they had taken the project to Sarah Radclyffe at Working Title who,[5] took the film's concept to PolyGram with Graeme Mason who suggested Michael Hamlyn as the British co-producer and with the backing of the Australian Film Finance Corporation, were able to begin production of the film on a relatively modest budget of 2.7 million Australian dollars.

Elliott and the film's producers, Michael Hamlyn and Al Clark, agreed to work for $50,000 each, a relatively low fee for filmmakers at the time, while the lack of funding meant that the crew agreed to receive takings of the film's eventual profits in compensation for their low salaries.[6] Due to the involvement of the Australian FFC, only one non-Australian actor was allowed to appear in the film, and Clark initially considered David Bowie, whom he had known back in the 1980s, and later briefly thought of John Hurt, although neither was available.[7]



In May 1993, after travelling around the Australian Outback searching for appropriate sites to film in, Priscilla's creators attended the Cannes Film Festival and Marche to advertise their project, hoping to capitalise on the selection of Elliot's first film Frauds, which was "In Competition" at the festival and despite the fact that they had not yet confirmed any actors for the roles. Their primary choice for the role of Bernadette was Tony Curtis, who read and approved of the script, but eventually became unavailable. They then approached John Cleese, who was not interested.

For the part of Tick, they had initially wanted Rupert Everett and for Adam they wanted Jason Donovan.[8] However, at a pre-production casting meeting held at Cannes, Everett and Donovan did not get on well with one another and were found to be openly hostile toward the production staff. In light of this, it was readily agreed that they would not be suitable for the parts[9] and the search for their three leading men would resume. However, Donovan would go on to play Tick in the West End musical adaptation of the film.

After unsuccessfully lobbying Colin Firth to play the role of Tick, producers eventually awarded the part to Hugo Weaving. Initially considering Tim Curry for the part of Bernadette, they cast Terence Stamp, who was initially anxious about the role because it was unlike anything that he had performed previously, although he eventually came on board with the concept.[10] Stamp himself suggested Bill Hunter for the role of Bob, who accepted the role without even reading the script or being told anything about the greater concept of the film other than the basic character description, while Australian actor Guy Pearce (who had previously appeared with Donovan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours in the late 1980s) was hired at the eleventh hour to portray the sassy but spirited Adam.[11]



It is striking what an effect the disguise of drag is having on [the actors'] personalities. It makes Guy [Pearce] flirtatious, combative and loud. It makes Terence [Stamp] withdrawn and watchful ("Hello sailor," he greets me warily with his back to the wall, looking like a fallen woman in a '50s melodrama.) It makes Hugo extraordinarily trashy.

Al Clark[12]

The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville, Sydney was the filming location for the opening and closing scenes. The Imperial Hotel has hosted drag shows since 1983, and continues to be an icon for Sydney's LGBT community, with its restaurant renamed 'Priscillas' in honour of the film.[13] Many scenes, including one where Bernadette encounters a butch, bigoted woman named Shirley, were filmed at the outback town of Broken Hill in New South Wales, largely in a hotel named Mario's Palace (now simply the Palace Hotel), which Al Clark believed was "drag queen heaven".[14][15] Some small scenes were filmed in the All Nations Hotel.

They also decided to film at Coober Pedy, a remote rough-and-tumble opal mining town in south-central Australia which featured prominently in the film. The executive producer, Rebel Penfold-Russell, appears as the marathon runner.[16]

Initially, they tried to get permission to film upon Uluru, but this was rejected by organisations responsible for the monument, such as the Uluru Board of Management, as it would have been in violation of Indigenous Australian religious beliefs.[17] Instead, the scene was filmed in King's Canyon.[18] Dialogue from the scene was rewritten slightly to accommodate the new location.



With filming over, the director and producers began editing the footage, repeatedly travelling to both London and to Los Angeles, which had then just been hit by the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Scenes were deleted on the advice of early viewers to shorten the film.[19]



Box office


The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert took $18,459,245 at the box office in Australia,[20] which is equivalent to $37,763,000 in 2022.[21] It was the fifth highest-grossing Australian film in Australia of all time.[22]

Being an Australian film, not an American-produced Hollywood blockbuster, Priscilla was released as a minor commercial product in North America and other English-speaking nations.[23]

Director Elliott noted that the audiences viewing the film in Australia, the United States, and France all reacted to it differently, going on to state that "At a screening we had for an Australian audience, they laughed at all the Aussieisms. The Americans laughed too, but at different jokes. There is a line where Tick says, 'Bernadette has left her cake out in the rain...', the Americans laughed for ten minutes."[24] Tom O'Regan, a scholar of film studies, remarked that the film actually carried different meanings for members of different nationalities and subcultural groups, with LGBT Americans believing that the film was "the big one that will bring gay lifestyles into the mainstream", while Australians tended to "embrace it as just another successful Australian film".[25]

Critical reaction


On Rotten Tomatoes, Priscilla has a 94% rating based on 47 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10; the consensus states: "While its premise is ripe for comedy -- and it certainly delivers its fair share of laughs -- Priscilla is also a surprisingly tender and thoughtful road movie with some outstanding performances."[26] Metacritic reports a 70 out of 100 rating, based on 20 critics.[27]

American film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times felt that Bernadette was the key part of the film, stating that "the real subject of the movie is not homosexuality, not drag queens, not showbiz, but simply the life of a middle-aged person trapped in a job that has become tiresome".[28] Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote "The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert presents a defiant culture clash in generous, warmly entertaining ways."[29] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone commented "In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances."[29] Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times wrote "The comic pizazz and bawdy dazzle of this film's vision of gaudy drag performers trekking across the Australian outback certainly has a boisterous, addictive way about it."[29]



Year-end lists



Award Category Subject Result
(1994 AFI Awards)
Best Film Al Clark, Michael Hamlyn Nominated[36]
Best Direction Stephan Elliott Nominated[36]
Best Original Screenplay Nominated[36]
Best Actor Terence Stamp Nominated[36]
Hugo Weaving Nominated[36]
Best Cinematography Brian J. Breheny Nominated[36]
Best Original Music Score Guy Gross Nominated[36]
Best Production Design Owen Paterson Won[36]
Best Costume Design Tim Chappel, Lizzy Gardiner Won[36]
Academy Award Best Costume Design Won[37]
BAFTA Awards Best Costume Design Won[38]
Best Original Screenplay Stephan Elliott Nominated[39]
Best Actor Terence Stamp Nominated[39]
Best Production Design Colin Gibson, Owen Paterson Nominated[39]
Best Makeup and Hair Angela Conte, Cassie Hanlon, Strykermeyer Won[38]
Best Cinematography Brian J. Breheny Nominated[39]
GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Film – Wide Release Won[40]
Golden Globe Award Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated
Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Terence Stamp Nominated[41]
Outfest Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Feature Stephan Elliott Won[42]
Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film Won[43]
Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor Terence Stamp Won[44]
Writers Guild of America Best Original Screenplay Stephan Elliott Nominated[45]

The film was ranked 7th on Logo's 50 Greatest Films with an LGBT theme,[46] and #10 on AfterElton's Fifty Greatest Gay Movies list.[47]

Cultural impact and legacy

A drag queen homage to the film's costumes on Fire Island Pines

Priscilla, along with other contemporary Australian films Young Einstein (1988), Sweetie (1989), Strictly Ballroom (1992), and Muriel's Wedding (1994), provided Australian cinema with a reputation for "quirkiness", "eccentricity" and "individuality" across the world.[3] Both Priscilla and Muriel's Wedding (which had also featured a soundtrack containing ABBA songs) in particular became cult classics, not only in their native Australia, but also in the United Kingdom, where a wave of Australian influences, such as the soap operas Neighbours and Home & Away, had made their mark in the late 1980s and early 1990s.[48]

In 1995, an American film, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, was released, featuring three drag queens who travel across the United States. According to Al Clark, the creators of Priscilla heard about the film while shooting theirs, and "for a moment [were] troubled" until they read the script of To Wong Foo, when they decided that it was sufficiently different from Priscilla to not be a commercial and critical threat.[49] To Wong Foo had a mixed critical response in comparison to Priscilla,[50] but was a box office success in North America[51] as it was a film from a major Hollywood studio and starred big-name actors.[52] Like Priscilla, To Wong Foo has also enjoyed a cult following.[52]

During the 2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, Priscilla was part of a parade of images of Australian popular culture. A 1980 Denning (resembling the bus used in the film) featuring a giant steel stiletto heel which extended from and retracted into the roof – inspired by scenes from the film – paraded around the Olympic Stadium. The bus was accompanied by several stiletto heel tricycle floats and drag queens in big wigs in tribute to the film's international success and the local Sydney gay community.[53][54] The music video for Iggy Azalea's 2013 single "Work" paid homage to scenes from the film.[55]

The bus used in the film, which was a 1976 Hino Freighter from Japan, was rediscovered in 2019 at a property in Ewingar, New South Wales. A campaign was launched by the History Trust of South Australia, with the help of the Government of South Australia to restore the bus for eventual display in the National Motor Museum, Birdwood. Restoration works on the vehicle are taking place in Brisbane.[56]

Racism and sexism controversy


The film has come under criticism for alleged racist and sexist elements, particularly in the portrayal of the Filipina character, Cynthia.[57] Melba Marginson of the Centre for Filipino Concerns stated that Cynthia was portrayed as "a gold-digger, a prostitute, an entertainer whose expertise is popping out ping-pong balls from her sex-organ, a manic depressive, loud and vulgar. The worst stereotype of the Filipina." She argued that, by portraying Cynthia in this manner, the filmmakers were "violently kill[ing]" the dignity of Filipina women, something that she feared would lead to "more violence against us."[58] An editor writing in The Age echoed these concerns, highlighting that "It is perhaps a pity that a film with a message of tolerance and acceptance for homosexuals should feel the need of what looks very much to us like a racist and sexist stereotype."[58] Similarly, in his study of bisexuality in cinema, Wayne M. Bryant argued that while it was "an excellent film", The Adventures of Priscilla was marred by "instances of gratuitous sexism."[59]

Producer Clark defended the film against these accusations, arguing that while Cynthia was a stereotype, it was not the purpose of filmmakers to avoid the portrayal of "vulnerable characters" from specific minority backgrounds. He stated that she was "a misfit like the three protagonists are, and just about everybody else in the film is, and her presence is no more a statement about Filipino women than having three drag queens is a statement about Australian men."[58] Tom O'Regan noted that as a result of this controversy, the film gained "an ambiguous reputation."[60]



The film featured a soundtrack made up of pre-existing "camp classics" (pop music songs that have a particular fanbase in the LGBT community). The original plan by the film's creators was to have a Kylie Minogue song in the finale, although it was later decided that an ABBA song would be more appropriate because its "tacky qualities" were "more timeless"[61] (although in the musical adaptation, the character Adam performs a medley of Kylie Minogue songs atop Uluru). The film itself featured four main songs, which were performed by two or more of the drag queens as a part of their show within the film; "I've Never Been to Me" by Charlene, "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor, "Finally" by CeCe Peniston, and "Mamma Mia" by ABBA. On 23 August 1994, Fontana Island released the soundtrack on CD.[62]

Original music for the soundtrack was composed by Guy Gross, with choral and instrumental arrangements by Derek Williams, and released separately on CD.[63]



In April 2024, director Stephan Elliott announced that work on a sequel was underway, with the original main cast reprising their roles.[64]

Home media


On 14 November 1995, the film was released on VHS. On 7 October 1997, it was released on DVD with a collectable trivia booklet.

In 2004, a 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition was released on DVD in Australia with the following special features: a feature-length audio commentary with writer/director Stephan Elliott, three deleted scenes, two featurettes: "Behind the Bus: Priscilla with Her Pants Down" and "Ladies Please", cast and crew biographies, the original Australian theatrical trailer, US theatrical and teaser trailers, and a number of hidden features

In 2006, it was re-released on DVD in Australia with the following special features: a feature-length audio commentary with writer/director Elliott, "Birth of a Queen" (featurette), deleted scenes, tidbits from the Set, "The Bus from Blooperville" – Gag reel documentary, a photo gallery, and US theatrical and teaser trailers.

On 5 June 2007, it was re-released in the United States as the "Extra Frills Edition" DVD. This edition includes the same special features as the Australian 2006 re-release. On 7 June 2011, it was released for US Blu-ray.

See also



  1. ^ "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Review". Oz Movies. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  2. ^ "THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 9 August 1994. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b O'Regan 1996. p. 49.
  4. ^ "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Festival de Cannes. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  5. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 05–06.
  6. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 06–07 and 10.
  7. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 14–16.
  8. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 38–41.
  9. ^ Clark 1994 pp. 52–55.
  10. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 58–64.
  11. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 64–65.
  12. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 73–74.
  13. ^ "A Brief History of The Imperial Erskineville". Imperial. 10 April 2018. Archived from the original on 30 October 2021. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  14. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 24–25.
  15. ^ Wadsworth, Kimberly (30 May 2014). "Shrines of Obsession: The Real-World Locations of 11 Cult Films". Atlas Obscura. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  16. ^ Clark 1994. p. 31.
  17. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 13–14.
  18. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 69–70.
  19. ^ Clark 1994. pp. 110–111.
  20. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Film Victoria. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  21. ^ AU = 1850-1901: McLean, I.W. (1999), Consumer Prices and Expenditure Patterns in Australia 1850–1914. Australian Economic History Review, 39: 1-28 (taken W6 series from Table A1, which represents the average inflation in all of Australian colonies). For later years, calculated using the pre-decimal inflation calculator provided by the Reserve Bank of Australia for each year, input: £94 8s (94.40 Australian pounds in decimal values), start year: 1901.
  22. ^ George, Sandy (7 April 2000). "Australia's top 10 domestic films". Screen International. p. 27.
  23. ^ O'Regan 1996. p. 88.
  24. ^ Epstein 1994. p. 06.
  25. ^ O'Regan 1996. p. 55.
  26. ^ "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  27. ^ "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  28. ^ Ebert, Roger (26 August 1994). "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Chicago Sun-Times. No. 129. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  29. ^ a b c Alexander Ryll (2014). "Essential Gay Themed Films To Watch, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert". Gay Essential. Archived from the original on 7 January 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  30. ^ P. Means, Sean (1 January 1995). "'Pulp and Circumstance' After the Rise of Quentin Tarantino, Hollywood Would Never Be the Same". The Salt Lake Tribune (Final ed.). p. E1.
  31. ^ Mills, Michael (30 December 1994). "It's a Fact: 'Pulp Fiction' Year's Best". The Palm Beach Post (Final ed.). p. 7.
  32. ^ Zoller Seitz, Matt (12 January 1995). "Personal best From a year full of startling and memorable movies, here are our favorites". Dallas Observer.
  33. ^ Ross, Bob (30 December 1994). "1994 The Year in Entertainment". The Tampa Tribune (Final ed.). p. 18.
  34. ^ King, Dennis (25 December 1994). "SCREEN SAVERS in a Year of Faulty Epics, The Oddest Little Movies Made The Biggest Impact". Tulsa World (Final Home ed.). p. E1.
  35. ^ Craft, Dan (30 December 1994). "Success, Failure and a Lot of In-between; Movies '94". The Pantagraph. p. B1.
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h i "1994 Winners & Nominees". AACTA. Retrieved 28 May 2024.
  37. ^ Landman, J.; Collins, F.; Bye, S. (2019). A Companion to Australian Cinema. Wiley Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas. Wiley. p. 208. ISBN 978-1-118-94255-0. Retrieved 4 June 2023.
  38. ^ a b Bellos, Alex (27 March 1995). "British films fail to sweep the board". The Guardian. p. 6.
  39. ^ a b c d "Four Weddings and a Funeral tipped as favourite for Bafta honours". The Birmingham Post. 13 February 1995. p. 6.
  40. ^ "And the winner is". The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 February 1995. p. 14.
  41. ^ "The Golden Globe Nominees". Hartford Courant. 23 October 1994. p. 12.
  42. ^ The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Review: 27 March 2020. Cinema Paradiso.
  43. ^ "Nutley's Wise dances off with Astair Award kudos". The Herald-News. 24 June 1995. p. 17.
  44. ^ Lyman, David (5 August 1994). "Stamp of a dignified queen". The San Francisco Examiner. p. 55.
  45. ^ "Guild picks 10 films as nominees for annual screenwriting awards". The Daily Sentinel. 10 February 1995. p. 2.
  46. ^ Hernandez, Greg (11 August 2006). "Logo List: 50 Greatest LGBT Films". Out in Hollywood. Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Archived from the original on 15 September 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  47. ^ "The Fifty Greatest Gay Movies!". AfterElton.com. 7 September 2008. Archived from the original on 26 June 2011.
  48. ^ Turner 2010. p. 332–333.
  49. ^ Clark 1994. p. 88.
  50. ^ "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 14 November 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  51. ^ "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)". Box Office Mojo. 31 October 1995. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  52. ^ a b Kumar, Naveen (28 May 2019). "How America Fell in Love With 'To Wong Foo'". Them. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  53. ^ "Shoe bike from Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony". Powerhouse Museum Collection. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  54. ^ "Colin Dent collection". Canberra: National Museum of Australia. Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  55. ^ Alexis, Nedeska (14 March 2013). "Iggy Azalea's 'Work' Video Inspired By Outkast". MTV News. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  56. ^ "History Trust SA launches campaign to restore long-lost Priscilla, Queen of the Desert bus". Australia: ABC News. 12 April 2024. Retrieved 21 April 2024.
  57. ^ Le Guellec-Minel, Anne (4 September 2017). "Camping it out in the Never Never: Subverting Hegemonic Masculinity in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Revue LISA. 15 (1). doi:10.4000/lisa.9086.
  58. ^ a b c Cafarella, The Age, 7 October 1994.
  59. ^ Bryant 1997. p. 108.
  60. ^ O'Regan 1996. p. 142.
  61. ^ Clark 1994. p. 34.
  62. ^ The Adventures Of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Archived 1 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine. Discogs
  63. ^ The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The Priscilla Companion: Dialogue from the film & Original Music Score by Guy Gross Archived 1 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine. Discogs
  64. ^ Saarinen, Nelli (21 April 2024). "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert sequel announced 30 years after beloved film's original release". Australia: ABC News.
  • Brophy, Philip (2008). Australian Screen Classics: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Currency Press. ISBN 978-0-86819-821-7.
  • Bryant, Wayne M. (1997). Bisexual Characters in Film: From Anaïs to Zee. Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Press. doi:10.4324/9781315869971. ISBN 978-0-7890-0142-9.
  • Clark, Al (1994). Making Priscilla. New York and London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-452-27484-6.
  • Epstein, Jan (October 1994). "Stephan Elliott". Cinema Papers (101): 04–10. ISSN 0311-3639.
  • Miller, Helen (1998). "Race, Nationality and Gender in The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert". In Asia Pacific Research Group (ed.). Gender in Asia: Gender, Culture and Society in the Asia Pacific Subgroup. Rockhampton, Queensland: Central Queensland University. ISBN 978-1-875902-84-2.
  • O'Regan, Tom (1996). Australian National Cinema. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-05730-1.
  • Riggs, Damien W. (2006). Priscilla, (White) Queen of the Desert: Queer Rights/Race Privilege. New York: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-0-8204-8658-1.
  • Turner, Alwyn W. (2010). Rejoice! Rejoice! Britain in the 1980s. London: Aurum Press. ISBN 978-1-84513-525-6.

Further reading