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Not only has she got pink extensions, painted on eyebrows, glitter stockings and superman hotpants, Starlady’s a youth worker in some of Australia’s most remote and challenging places. And she reckons that hairdressing can improve people’s lives.

Like a real life Priscilla, Starlady takes us on a Queen of the Desert journey to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia, where she’ll work with a group of curious and cheeky young people.

‘Queen of the Desert’ is part of the Opening Shot initiative and is supported by ABC Television, Screen Australia and Screen Territory.

  • Director
    Alex Kelly
  • Producer
    Josephine Wright
  • Executive Producer
    Sally Ingleton
  • DOP
    Anna Cadden
  • Editor
    Simon Wright & Rosie Jones
  • Sound Recordist
    Will Sheridan
  • Winner
    Best Short Documentary, Bloody Hero Film Festival, Phoenix, USA, 2013
  • Winner (Tied)
    Audience Award, Transcreen Amsterdam, 2013
  • Winner
    Audience Award, Translations Film Festival, Seattle USA, 2013
  • Special Jury Mention
    Rio Gay Film Festival, Brazil, 2013
  • Audience Award
    Down Under Berlin Film Festival, 2013