Between a Frock and a Hard Place, the story behind The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, will premiere on ABC-TV on Thursday June 18 at 8.30pm.
It’s also about how a low-budget Australian film about three ‘cocks-in-frocks’ changed the course of history and loudly and proudly brought a celebration of gay culture to the world that continues to resonate twenty years later.
Director Stephan Elliott said, "As the old girl hit her 20th year, a bunch of filmmakers came ‘a knocking, begging me to spill the beans on the true adventures of bus Priscilla. All the dirt, goss, and everything and anything that slipped through the fishnets during the 1993 shoot and the marathon global release post Cannes 1994."
The program includes interviews with key players: Elliott; actors Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp; executive producer Rebel Penfold Russell; producer Al Clark; costume designer Tim Chappel; drag artists; activists; and members of the gay community.
It's a Jungleboys production in association with ABC-TV, Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Bombora Films and Music Co. The writer-directors are Paul Clarke and Alex Barry; producer Jo-anne McGowan; executive producer Jason Burrows.