Hey Rascal, that's funny that you brought this up. I love, love "To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything, Julie Newmar". It is very funny, I ADORE the the main characters. It couldn't take itself less seriously, and there is a message in there to boot. Patrick Swayze realy surprised me with his all-out sportsmanship and he made for a dignified, lovely drag queen with a heart of gold. Some of my friends think it's too silly, but I think therein lies much of its charm. The movie doesn't try to be more than what it is, and what it is warm, genuinely funny and likeable.
"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", on the other hand, suffered from too much ambition. The costumes were original, certainly, and vivid. And there were times when it seemed like it was going to be funny, but ultimately it took itself too seriously and I didn't care about any of the characters, with the exception of Terrence Stamp. My favorite part was either when the prissy muscle boy got drunk and tried to make a pass at some of the locals, ending badly. And I liked the end when they played ABBA's "Mamma Mia", but that's really only because I love ABBA. Lets put it this way: I own "To Wong Foo , Julie Newmar. Thanks for everything " and I don't own "Priscilla " My friends think I've got it all backward, but I couldn't care less.