Tuesday, 23 January 2007

my film of the moment

I love this film! I saw it the other night on Film Four and immediately ordered myself the DVD. I'm now watching it for the third time in a week. It's very rare that a film comes along I can watch again and again like this, but the divine Priscilla is one of them. I love all the three main characters: dignified yet ascerbic Bernadette, sensitive yet sarky Mitzi and gorgeous but silly Felicia. It's amazing that not one of these three top actors are either gay or transsexual, but they give the performances of their lives making you believe their roles.

I think I've probably got a bit of a thing for drag queens... Three of my books and at least one of my stories all contain glamorous transvestite characters. I love the OTT glamour and the metamorphosis of man into a high impact facsimile of a woman...

Here's the inspiration for one of the earlier Da Costa Drag Queens...

Who the devil do you think this beauty is? Easy really...

Telly: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Chocolate: Hotel Chocolat
Mood: good
Writing: 1.1K Buddies Don't Bite
Reading: You Only Live Twice - Ian Fleming
RSI: bit of soreness, not too bad


Val said...

Is it David Duchovny? I think I can see it in his face, but I'm not sure I haven't seen pictures of him in drag before.

Anna Black said...

I'll say David too. Isn't that from some X-Files episode?

I LOVE Pricilla, Queen of the Desert. The first time I saw it I loved it. One of these days I'll have to purchase it.

Portia Da Costa said...

Yes, it's David Duchovny! But from way back... when he appeared as federal agent 'Denise' in the second series of Twin Peaks. I think he makes a very attractive woman!

Saskia Walker said...

One of the things I loved about living in Brighton was coming out of the goth/rock club on a night and queuing for a taxi in the middle of a gaggle of completely OTT drag queens. LOL It was the best fun and very sexy too.

Nikki Magennis said...


Loved 'Priscilla'. And 'Twin Peaks', for that matter.

I'm digging the pink, Wendy. It's kind of soothing.