The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the 1994 Australian comedy-drama film located around the journey of 3 drag queens travelling across the Australian Outback from the Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named as the "Priscilla". Stephan Elliott was the writer and director of the film and starred Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp as the three drag queens, one of which is a heterosexual transwoman while the other two are homosexuals. Containing parts of comedy, the film's title is a joke on the fact that in English speaking cultures, "queen" is a euphemism for a homosexual. The film received largely positive reviews and won an Oscar for Best Costume Design.
It was also performed in the Un Certain Regard section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and became a cult classic in both Australia and abroad. Priscilla then provided the basis for a musical named as the Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical, which started in the year 2006 in Sydney, before subsequently also travelling went to New Zealand and the United Kingdom (UK). The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert had initially been conceived by the filmmakers named Stephan Elliott and Andrena Finlay who were at the time in production of a film named Frauds; they I the beginning tried to pitch Priscilla to different financiers at the year 1991 Cannes Film Festival.