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14 years of Livejournalling, and hopefully, more to come.

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:: Priscilla, Fourteen Years Later ::

:: Priscilla, Fourteen Years Later ::

I distinctively remember Priscilla's soundtrack dominating the radio airwaves.
'I love the Nightlife' was then, the chart topper.
On Class 95 FM and Perfect Ten 98.7 FM.
Together with 'Go West', 'Finally', and
Vanessa William's 'I've never been to me'.

I was studying in VJ, then.
I was in the age of discovery; of me.
Those were analogue days of communication.
Snail mail was the norm.
In that pre-pager era,
Meeting up with a friend meant that both parties had to
Confirm the time and place. And be punctual.
There were no ircs ,no forums, no google searches.
It was an information-less era.
I was as isolated as anyone could be.

Then came Priscilla.

My first impression of Priscilla was her campiness.
And her fabulous costumes.
But she went beyond the superficial fabric; she was a milestone movie.
For a wondering teenager like me.
A teenager who wondered if I were the only different person in the world.
I wouldn't like to dress myself in sequins and glitter.
But I was glad, that there were people out there.
People that were different.
And they were happy being themselves.
I was not alone, after all.

Fourteen years later, I met Priscilla again.
I realized, as I was watching her, that I was moved.
Not merely by her bright colors and distinctive array of songs
But the connection between the three main casts, who, despite their
Different personalities, managed to stick together and journey across the Outback
To Alice Springs, for their show, and then up the King's Canyon, as Adam would have it,

"To travel to the centre of Australia,
To climb Kings Canyon, as a Queen,
In full length Gautier sequin, heels and a tiara."

Priscilla was a journey the trio made, to be themselves.
In the process, they found themselves, with the help of one another.
It was about the connection between the hearts, and souls
Transcending the feathers, the lipsticks, and the cosmopolitans.


Then it dawned upon me.
Aren't we all, part of this small, big family?

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Haven't seen this one. May I suggest Torch Song Trilogy? =)

Torch Song Trilogy was a bittersweet semi autobiographical film.
Makes you cry and laugh at the same time.
Definitely one of the top alternative movies out there.

this was the first movie which had me sneak into the cinema as an underaged teen. all for guy pearce.....

Might i recommend "To Wong Foo, Love Julie Newmar"?
It has a similar self-discovery/introspective campy theme.
I believe you could rent it from Ezy-Video.

"Both Sides Now"

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
Clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way that you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way

But now it's just another show
And you leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away

I've looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
It's love's illusions I recall
I really don't know love
Really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say "I love you" right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way

Oh but now old friends they're acting strange
And they shake their heads
And they tell me that I've changed
Well something's lost but something's gained
In living every day

I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life
I really don't know life at all


i rmeember got this very very cute n hunky dude in the show rite lol

i was glued to the screen aaahha


I think i always remember it for the fella sitting on top of the bus with his shawl flying in the wind... or something like that...

there's something special, perhaps, in being, just that little different-er than others, eh? ;)

Hmm... Introspective post indeed... And with a nice deliberate oxymoron to end it all too... =)

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