The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – 35mm!
On August 10th, 1994 “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” set forth on a heartwarming journey carrying two wayward drag-queens and one trans-woman who find more than a blooming onion in the Australian Outback.
On August 18th, 2017 we will pay homage to that fabulous bus and her fierce crew!
This camp-tastic and clever film contains some truly iconic queer cinema moments not to mention jaw-dropping performances by Hugo Weaving before he ever uttered, “Mr. Anderson…” in The Matrix; Guy Pierce before he exclaimed over and over “I have no short term memory,” in Momento; and years after Terrance Stamp bellowed “Kneel before Zodd!” in Superman II!
Penned and directed by out artist Stephen Elliot, Priscilla won an Oscar for Best Costumes and rightfully so. It’s a visual feast that surprises and delights.
And it wouldn’t be Priscilla at The Texas Theatre without CinéWilde’s Annual “Queen of the Desert” Amateur Drag Contest! Drag queens and kings welcome! Drag of any and all kind welcome! ***Richard Curtin, the Godmother of Drag in Dallas (also known as Edna Jean Robinson in some circles) will be emceeing the contest. And we have prizes from Dallas Theater Center, Common Ground Games, and more!
If you always dreamed about pulling the wig down from the shelf and putting on some make up, you’ll want to be at the Texas Theatre Friday, August 18th!
8:30pm – Doors Open
8:40pm – Pre Show Discussion
9:00pm – Film
11:15pm – 3rd Annual Queen of the Desert Amatuer Drag Contest!