The New Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Apr 30, 2024 · 1985 views
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Made with grit, features and a glue gun, the costumes in Priscilla Queen of the Desert won an Oscar and changed how the world thinks of drag queens. Photo: Polygram Filmed Entertainment.

Get on the bus loser, we’re going to the Australian Outback in drag, again! It’s the 30 year anniversary of The Adventures Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the groundbreaking film that shook the world as three queens on a road trip across the Australian desert. 

The groundbreaking film won an Oscar for fiercest costumes ever and helped drag go mainstream. Now, three decades later after Priscilla, the big pink bus drove across the desert and into our hearts, the original cast is back for a highly anticipated sequel. 

Today we take a look at how the world changed in the short time from the documentary Paris is Burning scandalized movie screens to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert becoming an international  hit, leading to an appetite for similar films like Too Wong Foo, Trick and Girls Will Be Girls. 

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