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June 16th, 2010 AARON MESH | Brew Views
 

Men At Work

     
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If you’ve seen even five minutes of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the subsequent hyper-macho careers of Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving seem like a vaguely hilarious form of overcompensation. (I for one wish Pearce had performed Memento in the guise of Felicia, his magnificently flamboyant drag queen.) That aside, Priscilla remains a clever subversion of the Australian tradition of The Adventures of Barry McKenzie movies: flicks in which an outback bumpkin shocks city slickers. Here, the city—in all its feathered, shimmering, liberated glory—strikes back. R. Bagdad, 9:30 pm Thursday, June 17.

  • Best paired with: McMenamins Ruby.

  • Also showing: The Guns of Navarone (Laurelhurst), Oceans (Academy), A Nightmare on Elm Street (Mission).
 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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