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Australia: Exaggerated

After watching the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, I can see where Robertson is coming from when he states that this movie is self-consciously about difference and diversity in Australia. I think the film portrayed a perfect example in cultural differences and diversity. There were a lot of stereotypical moments in the film and many of them were exaggerated. I don’t know if I would call this film a super liberating one like Robertson said, but I felt it was a semi-liberating film. I felt that at the end of the film Tick felt free knowing that his son knew he was different than other fathers and knowing his son knew the truth about him and was okay with it. I also thought Bernie was liberated at the end when she decided to stay with Bob and not continue back home with the others. I really enjoyed this film and thought it was entertaining. I agree with some stuff that Robertson stated but disagree with how exaggerated some of the stereotypes were.