Three transvestites, a big pink school bus and the middle of the Outback: All three comprise one hilarious Australian film centered around a road trip from
I had never heard of this film until a recent trip with
Mr. Stamp cuts a spectacular figure as a sardonic transsexual named Bernadette, part of a three-queen drag act on a bus tour through the wilds of
. Even on his own, marvelously ladylike and loaded with sly, acerbic wisecracks, he's worth the price of admission. Australia
When they hit the road, Felicia declares, “I’ve got a splitting headache” and with that opens the first aide kit to find bottles and bottles of Stoli vodka, mixers and cocktail glasses. These boys/girls can sure hold their liquor throughout the film, but it only makes it more hilarious.
“No matter how tough I think I’m getting, it still hurts” when confronted with those who do not agree with their lifestyle.
“For all its glitter, this is the sort of film in which everyone becomes happier and nicer by the final reel.”- The New York Times