Priscilla Queen of the Desert Now Streams For Free

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Now Streams For Free

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the 1994 musical comedy by Stephan Elliott will be streaming for free all month. The film inspired the Broadway musical of the same name that opened at New York's Palace Theatre in 2011.

Upon its release, the film quickly became a worldwide hit even though it was originally seen by its creators as a local film without much commercial appeal. The movie is still considered to this day a cult classic both in Australia and abroad. 

Here's how to stream Priscilla, Queen of the Desert this month:



The film follows two drag queens (Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce) and a transgender woman (Terence Stamp) as they journey across Australia from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that was named "Priscilla", along the way encountering various individuals that teach them some important life lessons.

The film will be streaming this month for free in the US and Canada. The stream will be available until September 30th and can be accessed through our list of free musicals and plays.

The 1994 film received mostly positive reviews when it was originally released, with David Stratton in his Variety review saying: "If ever a film flaunted itself, it’s “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” A cheerfully vulgar and bitchy, but essentially warmhearted, road movie with a difference, which boasts an amazing star turn by Terence Stamp as a transsexual, Stephan Elliott’s second feature is a lot of fun, and should appeal to tolerant audiences everywhere. It gets a double festival launch, first in San Francisco and a few days later at a midnight screening in Cannes, and enthusiastic reaction on both sides of the Atlantic should lead to solid sales for the Polygram/Latent Image production."



The West End/Broadway musical was written by original film writer-director Stephan Elliott and used popular pop songs as its score. Following a successful run in Sydney, the production transferred to the West End where it played for more than two years, and later began a Bette Midler-produced Broadway engagement in 2011.

Tony Sheldon played the role of Bernadette in all major productions of the musical: Australia, West End, and Broadway. He was nominated for both the Laurence Olivier Award and Tony Award for his portrayal.

The film stars Terence Stamp as Bernadette, Hugo Weaving as Tick/Mitzi, Guy Pearce as Adam/Felicia, Bill Hunter as Bob, Sarah Chadwick as Marion, Mark Holmes as Benji, Julia Cortez as Cynthia and Ken Radley as Frank.