Between a Frock and a Hard Place

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Between a Frock and a Hard Place

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AN UNLIKELY FILM BROUGHT A CELEBRATION OF GAY CULTURE TO THE WORLD

This is the story of how a low-budget Australian film – The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – changed the course of history, loudly and proudly bringing a celebration of gay culture to the world that continues to resonate 20 years on. Narrated by Terence Stamp, Between a Frock and a Hard Place is also a social history of gay culture in Australia, drawing on footage from the famous movie as well as Sydney in the 80s. A time when the AIDS epidemic had taken hold, this time provided inspiration to director Stephan Elliott, who wanted to tell a story about the world of gay people, celebrating in the face of sadness and fear with flamboyant defiance. Includes interviews with the film’s key players – director Stephan Elliott, actors Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving, and the creative team, as well as drag artists and members of the gay community.

Photographer: Elise Lockwood

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Paul Clarke
Jungleboys FTV