THE AD­VEN­TURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994) GEM, 8.40PM, M, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Wow, what a grasp we Aussies have on sex­u­al­ity! Es­cape with three Syd­ney drag per­form­ers (Guy Pearce, Hugo Weav­ing and Ter­ence Stamp) as they take a Stranded in the god­for­saken town of Su­pe­rior, Ari­zona, two-bit gam­bler Bobby Cooper (Sean Penn, above) en­lists the me­chanic from hell (Billy Bob Thorn­ton) to re­pair his Mus­tang. Omen es­tab­lished, his day goes from de­spair to dis­re­pair when the shapely and mys­te­ri­ous Grace (Jen­nifer Lopez) catches his eye. Oliver Stone’s play­ful cin­e­matic souf­fle of de­riv­a­tive plot­ting, hy­per­ac­tive im­agery and com­i­cal car­i­ca­tures is an oddly watch­able desert film noir given legs by Penn’s hu­mor­ously be­lea­guered char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion. ★★★★

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