It's a nice take on LGBT issues, without really ever dwelling on anything too long or taking anything too seriously. You still get an idea of the struggles of these characters but it's not the focal point of the film. The shining star of this, as far as I'm concerned, is Terrence Stamp as Bernadette but really the acting on all the three main characters is spotless, absolutely amazing.
Really funny. Very nice performances from the three. It is with movies like this that we see the adaptability of some actors. Today we see Guy Pearce as a wild drag queen, tomorrow as a serious and focused avenger (Memento).
A glorious camp treat that shows how three drag queens at differing stages of life can literally and metaphorically inject a bit of colour into the rough browns and greys of central Oz. Guy Pearce particularly seems to enjoy himself as a preening young Queen, but Terence Stamp has all the best lines, mainly delivered with sour-faced glee. Neat refs to WAKE IN FRIGHT, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and CROCODILE DUNDEE.
Funny yet sad. It was quite a shocker to see Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, but I have to admit that Terence Stamp as Ralph/Bernadette was the scene stealer, with all those defeated sighs and pessimistic stare.