It has been a few years since The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – 23 in fact – and while director Stephen Elliot has been working on and off in the ensuing decades, it appears here he has returned to the over-the-top form that made for such a wonderful cult film. Swinging Safari is a very broad and colourful comedy set in an very over-styled swinging-1970s Aussie milieu, the film stars Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue, among others goofing it up at key parties and other poolside shenanigans. Will it work for 90 minutes? Who knows, but it looks like a lot of silly fun.
1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.