At it's heart, this is a road movie about a group of misfits who make their way through a terrain that's inhospitable to them. In the end they discover the degree to which they need each other and that acceptance, though hard to find can be located in unexpected places. It's characters are likable thanks in large part to a talented cast and sharp dialogue.
Finally, this film deserves points based on bravery. In 1994, films about gay men were largely absent from the big screen, aside from AIDS films that rarely left gay circles. This plucky Australian camp-fest managed to make a larger splash with characters who lead somewhat happy lives and don't die in the end.2
Bernadette: Great. That's just what this country needs: a cock in a frock on a rock.
1. e.g., Bernadette: Now listen here, you mullet. Why don't you just light your tampon, and blow your box apart? Because it's the only bang you're ever gonna get, sweetheart!
2. I'm looking at you, Philadelphia.