A reflection on Priscilla Queen of the Desert

  • Byron Rangiwai


In 1994 I watched the film, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with my best friend in Murupara, a small, predominantly Māori town in the Bay of Plenty. The movie was intense. It was colourful. It was inspiring. This movie was my first experience seeing anything to do with gay, transgender, or drag. Murupara was a town filled with rough talking, hardworking people, with hearts of gold. It was a tight-knit community.


How to Cite
Rangiwai, B. (2018). A reflection on Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Te Kaharoa, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.24135/tekaharoa.v11i1.230