The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Fondly remembered from 1994, this Australian drag dramedy was a comeback vehicle of sorts for Terence Stamp, who plays an aging transsexual getting tired of the lip-synching act he performs with Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce. That’s a lot of acting talent for a shaggy but enjoyable road movie, with the bus (nicknamed “Priscilla”) almost a fourth major character in its own right. In truth, the adventures aren’t too daring, and the campy musical numbers can get on your nerves. The movie’s at its best while quietly exploring the trio’s emotional dynamics or revealing Weaving’s paternal feelings—or are they maternal?—for the son he once sired and now desires to reconnect with. (R) BRIAN MILLER

June 21-24, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2009

 
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