#TBT The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

images-2 Before Kinky Boots, there wasThe Adventures of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert!!!! It's the Australian film that blitzed overseas box offices, caused a near riot at the Cannes Film Festival and won an Academy Award®. It's fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable. It's a road movie with attitude and the occasional frock with two drag queens and a transsexual traveling  across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMoMPJ2F-YU

Fast forward to 2011, when a musical adaptation opened at the Palace Theatre on Broadway produced by the Queen of Camp herself - Miss Divine - Bette Midler and garnered two Tony Nominations.  The show now has companies all over the world including Korea, Greece, Italy, Argentina, Spain, The Philliphines, London / West End, Sweden, New York / Broadway, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Toronto, Sao Paulo, North American Tour, UK Tour and Italian Tour.  Ladies and Gentleman...Priscilla - Queen of the Desert.  Ladies ad gentleman...I present Priscilla - Queen of the Desert...

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Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

#TBT Ten Years Ago - THE STEPFORD WIVES

MV5BMjEzNTM4ODM1OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjg4NzAzMw@@._V1_SX214_AL_ In 1975, the hit novel by Ira Levin was the talk of Hollywood and centered around its lead character Joanna Eberhart, who had come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovered that  there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of its female residents.  In 2004,  a remake surfaced starring Matthew Broderick and Nicole Kidman adding the Stepford husbands and  making Stepford, CT a high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.  It bombed and was forgotten soon after.  It was unfortunate, as the original was very entertaining.  Nicole Kidman also starred in another remake of Bewitched - the beloved sitcom starring Elizabeth Montgomery.  It bombed as well.  Needless to say, the attempt of Hollywood to re-kindle the nostalgia of the 70's most popular films and sitcoms don't really interest this generation.  Check out his trailer below that was released for the opening June 11, 2004.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEaSAJgaLtQ

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!