The 8th Queer Screen Film Fest is underway now and most of it is online this time. Coming up this week is a special COVID-safe, drag queen double bill at the drive-in featuring the Sydney premiere of Stage Mother, starring Jacki Weaver and the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which recently celebrated its 25thanniversary.
Stage Mother is a must-see with a sparkling cast. Weaver shines as Maybelline, a conservative Texan who finds she’s the proprietor of a San Francisco drag club after her estranged son passes away. She’ll not only be forced to confront some long-held prejudices, but also realise that her skills as a choir leader might just come in handy when it comes to putting on a show.
Backed by Lucy Liu, Adrian Grenier and Mya Taylor, Weaver’s Stage Mother is one sassy and moving comedy you don’t want to miss.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the gay classic that Australia gave to the world, and it really needs no introduction! what better way to see it on the big screen than in the socially-distanced safety of your own car at Queer Screen’s super-fun drive-in double feature?
Starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp, it follows three drag performers heading to Alice Springs, but director Stephan Elliott’s film is so much more than that. Sit back and quote the script, sing along to the soundtrack, enjoy the spectacular Oscar-winning outfits and cheer every moment of this down-under delight!
Saturday, 26 Sep 6:30 PM at Skyline Drive-in.