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REVIEW: Tacky, kitschy, gaudy and fabulous queens (Review of 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert')

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Tacky, kitschy, gaudy and fabulous queens
By Walter Ang
June 28, 2014
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Let's remember that while Full House Theater Company's staging of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," a musical about two drag queens and a transgender woman searching for love and acceptance of self and from others, is being shown in Manila this year, countries left and right have been legalizing homosexual marriage while the Philippines remains the only country left in the entire world that has no divorce proceedings for heterosexual marriage.


Now, speaking of a long way to go, if you are looking for a road trip comedy with '70s and '80s disco and radio pop hits festooned with glitter and feathers, this show delivers.

Literary and theatrical purists needn't fret. If, during Shakespeare's time, male actors portrayed female characters who cross-dress as males, here we have a male actor who portrays a trans woman who dresses up in female drag. How's that fo…