Grab your feather boa and join us to celebrate Gay Pride in Ludlow with the bright, glitzy and fabulously queer road movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert"
The usually menacing British actor Terence Stamp does a complete turnaround as Bernadette, an ageing transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). 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-coloured 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.
Writer/Director Stephan Elliott’s cult film achieved an academy award for its spectacular costume designers Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel. The film’s alternative aesthetic is fondly remembered. But Priscilla found mainstream appeal largely by tapping into quintessentially Australian values, such as self-deprecation, blunt humour and determination in the face of adversity.
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” - Rotten Tomatoes
This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.