2 Strange Movies That Have Stood the Check of Time – “Drag Queens in the Desert” and “Rocky Horror”


The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – two Stars (Average)

What would Hollywood be with out its share of bitchy, catty, gaudy, outrageous and nuts movies?

That is maybe why Stephen Elliott wrote and directed “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”. It is rare when the writer/director of a movie can pull it off with out the movie getting to be average to a catastrophe.

Elliott now formally joins a record that is very long and involves Kimberly Peirce, Vanessa Parise, Peter Weir, Nancy Myers, Thomas Bezucha, Michael McGowan, Jared Hess, Robert Rodriguez and Paul Thomas Anderson.

The worst of the lot? Paul Thomas Anderson for “Punch-Drunk Adore”.

Elliott’s film has two drag-queens-Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Male Pearce)-and a transsexual-Bernadette (Terence Stamp)-contract to complete a drag demonstrate at a vacation resort city in the distant Australian desert.

They head west from Sydney aboard a lavender bus named Priscilla (do not ask, just be affected person and accepting). En route we get a snapshot of drag queens getting bitchy, catty, gaudy and outrageous.

This film is certifiably mad with a pair of poignant times, but is saved from getting a terrible motion picture by Terence Stamp, who earned a Golden Globe Very best Actor nomination. Stamp is truly passable as a transsexual.

The “popular” thong costume was element of the wardrobe that received an Oscar at the Academy Awards for Very best Costume Design and style by Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel. The gown value only $7. I did not even keep in mind looking at this evidently renowned costume in the movie.

ABBA supporters will love this film as the drag queens put in a good deal of time lip-synching to ABBA’s tunes. ABBA was a Swedish pop songs team lively from 1972 to 1982.

Men and women who dwell different life possibly loved Elliott’s movie.

I came away from this movie sensation that the drag queens and transsexual were really unhappy folks desperate for acceptance they could not uncover.

The Rocky Horror Photograph Show – 1 Star (Terrible)

Envision a newly engaged regular few whose auto breaks down in an isolated area. They need to get in touch with for help and conclude up at the residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a Transylvanian transvestite associated in a weird lifestyle.

Welcome to “The Rocky Horror Photo Display” with Tim Curry (as Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Susan Sarandon (Janet Weiss) and Barry Bostwick (Brad Majors) joined by a forged of figures who are odd, dysfunctional misfits.

Directed by Jim Sharman and created by Sharman and Richard O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Photograph Show is a horror parody utilizing camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n roll to produce a really horrible movie with no redeeming characteristics well worth mentioning.

The Rocky Horror Photo Present bombed in its first release in 1975 but afterwards obtained a cult pursuing at midnight showings, which is probably all you actually need to have to know about this film, other than it is saturated with intercourse.

trip of Susan Sarandon (Janet) operates all around in her bra and slip equally she and her hubby-to-be Brad get initiated into sex by Dr. Furter and she degenerates into a widespread slut with some rather racy scenes for a flick 32 a long time aged.

Sarandon was 25 when she did the component and would get much better roles later on, earning four Academy Award nominations for Very best Actress, and an Oscar for her role in “Dead Male Going for walks” in 1995, twenty several years soon after her role as Janet.

The Rocky Horror Image present is not only a awful film, it is also a horrific motion picture not well worth seeing.

Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley

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Read my other reviews on alternative life, such as “Boys Don’t Cry”, “Transamerica”, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, “Breakfast on Pluto” and “Tipping the Velvet”.

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