In Disassociated Masculinities and Geographies of the Road Aitken and Lukinbeal argue that Pricilla isn't liberatory because Pricilla offers a "safe haven" and that there isn't ever a "possibility of contestation". They also claim that the only moment of possible hysteria arises when Pricilla breaks down and they are left without their safe haven. It seems to me that there is always a possibility of contestation. They are constantly being forced into to struggle in the outback where homophobs abound. Not only this, but the idea that their only moment of hysteria is the time when the bus breaks down seems ridiculous. Felicia is almost beaten and there is a wild chase scene in which Bernadette is the only one keeping her cool. Their conclusion is also based on the fact that by ending "with an affirmation of home and family" that they are somehow embodying patriarchal logic and therefore this is not a liberatory film seems half baked because the very idea of non-sexually normative people having a sense of home and of family is liberatory. Though they may be correct about the gaze still being present, the ideas in the film are clearly portrayed and they are certainly not suppressed by a return to hegemonic masculinity.