July/August FNWeird: Summer CAMP
There's summer movies, there's campy movies, there's movies about summer camp and then there's SUMMER CAMP.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
This gem hit theatres in the 1990s and became an international hit, and helped catapult Guy Pierce and Hugo Weaving to stardom. The movie won an Oscar for best costume design, courtesy of a dress made entirely of flip-flops! Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (Stephan Elliott, 1994, Australia, 1:44, R)
Unleashed just as the disco phenomenon had peaked and was slipping out of public favor, this was low-budget Golan-Globus' answer to the popular rock musical Tommy. When it debuted, audiences booed the movie off the screen, even throwing their complimentary LP soundtrack albums! Now, this futuristic vision of the year 1994 is partly absurd, and partly history. (Menahem Golan, 1980, USA, 1:30, PG)