Four films with a similar theme. Good films though.
Some Like It Hot: As well as being acknowledged as one of Marilyn Monroe's finest performances, Some Like It Hot is a comedy which presents sharp satire and zany slapstick from acting talents led by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. It's Billy Wilder's film as much as anything else, as the comic genius manages to offer plenty of laughs in this cross-dressing classic. Some Like It Hot bridges a gap between traditional Hollywood screwball comedies and the dawning of a saucier, more permissive era. For Monroe it's her sexiest and funniest role. As well as looking great, she shows natural comedy talent while Curtis and Lemmon have rarely bettered their performances. From the opening scene to the classic closing line of "nobody's perfect", this film is an absolute joy.
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert: When Anthony "Tick"/Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) is invited to perform in Alice Springs, he recruits flamboyant young stud Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce) and the legendary, refined Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to join him. Mitzi, however, fails to disclose one important fact to his friends: his wife is the one who invited them to Alice Springs. With one big secret about to be revealed and another one up his sleeve, Mitzi is a little stressed. With long hours on the road ahead of them, the trio lip-synchs campy songs on the bus, creates fabulous costumes, and meets a multitude of colourful characters along the way. They party with friendly aborigines, are confronted by judgmental townspeople who are averse to drag queens, and meet Bob (Bill Hunter), a warmhearted mechanic and drag fan who joins them for the last leg of their trip when their bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere.
La Cage Aux Folles: When young Laurent returns to exotic St. Tropez, he bears big news for his beloved father, Renato. Laurent has found the girl of his dreams and they are engaged! What's more, she and her family are on their way over for dinner at Renato's home to meet the in-laws-to-be. This traditional meeting of families seems typical, but because this ultraconservative family will be expecting to meet Renato and wife, they'll never be prepared for the shock of meeting Renato and his flamboyant, campy, outrageous lover -- and drag-queen -- Albin! So in a great effort to please his son, Renato asks Albin for the performance of a lifetime...setting up an unforgettable evening that is charged and ready to detonate an explosion of zaniness and absurdity.
Birdcage: Robin Williams stars as Armand, the outlandish owner of a wild Miami Beach nightclub, whose partner Albert, is also the star attraction at the club. Gene Hackman (Crimson Tide) is the ultra conservative US Senator Keeley, who faces political problems when his closest political ally dies in bed with a prostitute.
When Armand's son Val, announces his engagement with Keeley's daughter, the scene is set for a riotous comedy of errors. Keeley sees the wedding as the opportunity to restore political fortunes by promoting "traditional family values". If he only knew what sort of family's his daughter was marrying into!