Australia Filming Locations – The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (1994)

“I have always wanted to travel to the center of Australia, climb Kings Canyon as a queen, in a full-length Gaultier sequin, heels and a tiara.”

No, they’re not my words but the ones uttered in the 1994 comedy ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ which brought this canyon to my attention many many years after its release. I had to get up super-early to be ready for a 4am departure so that we would be at the canyon early morning to do the walk. There were two walk options which were basically down below (canyon creek walk) or up top (rim walk) of which I chose the latter.      

After 88 mins of ’The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ the three drag queens begin their ascend of Kings Canyon starting off on the same steps and going on through some fairly nondescript parts before they reach the area below where there is a gap between the two rocks.

   

We then see the strange dome shaped rocks above for a brief second or two before we see some helicopter shots looking down at the three characters from above so I wasn’t quite able to replicate that so you’ll have to settle for the one above!

The day before that I was in Alice Springs and took a fairly long walk in the early evening to Lasseters Hotel Casino but not to gamble. No, I went there purely and solely because it featured briefly in ‘The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert‘ in 1994 and was the place where the trio of drag queens put on a performance at.

 

Beyond The Movies: This Is Where It Starts…

Welcome to ‘Beyond The Movies’; a spin-off of the hugely successful Tokyo Fox website. This site came about from the name of my numerous Facebook filming locations albums taken around the world from Tokyo to Tunisia and from California to London.

This site will take you, as the name suggests, beyond the movies with detailed descriptions of where you can find the filming locations as well as screenshot match-ups where possible (or rather if I can get screenshot grabs of the specific film!).

As well as the filming locations Beyond The Movies will feature reviews of films ‘set’ in Japan with the word ‘set’ being of particular importance as these movies are often shot in different countries due to the tough laws on filming in this country, particularly in Tokyo.

I live in Tokyo by the way if you hadn’t guessed and my favourite films include Back to the Future, Terminator, Bourne, Star Wars, 007, The Karate Kid, Mission Impossible and many more so I will of course focus heavily on those movies but that doesn’t mean I won’t include other stuff as I travel around the world on my holidays in search of the shooting scenes from many, many films.

Please check back here every few days for updates.

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