The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Films featuring and representing the LGBTQ community usually arouse little interest with the general film-going public. Lauded by critics and viewers alike, this Australian comedy is a big exception to that rule, as evidenced by the large number of viewers and by the many awards it has received, including an Oscar for Best Costume Design. In 2006, a musical version of Priscilla was released, underlining its cult status once again.
Sydney-based Mitzi Del Bra (Hugo Weaving), Anthony Belrose's drag pseudonym, is invited to perform his drag show at the Lasseters Hotel Casino Resort in remote Alice Springs. He is joined by his drag queen colleagues Bernadette Bassenger (Terence Stamp) and Felicia Jollygoodfellow (Guy Pierce). They set out for the long and arduous journey across the desert in a pink tour bus that they have named Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.