The Watching Hour: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Australia, 1994, 104 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: United Kingdom
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Foreign, Gay/Lesbian, Musical, Road Movie
35mm presentation - Invited to perform at a casino in remote Alice Springs, Australia, drag queens Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) hit the road in a broken-down lavender bus named Priscilla in this campy comedy classic. Along the way, the friends change into their most outrageous costumes and lip-synch disco tunes -- including plenty of ABBA -- for the outback's befuddled locals.
DIRECTOR: Stephan Elliott
Principal Cast: Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Bill Hunter, Rebel Penfold-Russell, John Casey, June Marie Bennett, Murray Davies, Frank Cornelius, Bob Boyce, Leighton Picken, Maria Kmet, Joseph Kmet, Alan Dargin, Julia Cortez
US Distributor: MGM