In this wacky and hilarious 70’s comedy, Adrianne, a drag artist, unites the small, South African farming town of Gatsverlate previously divided by racial and sexual barriers. Can he fool everyone in the town and save it from disappearing beneath the waters of the soon to be constructed dam?
The construction of a dam above the conservative town of Gatsverlate, threatens homes and farms.
The Neethlings - owners of the farm Grootplaat, are off to meet their only son Jan, who has just completed a Civil Engineering degree in Canada. Ma Neethling is particularly exited because Jan is bringing a ‘friend’ to South Africa with him.
Jan intends ‘coming out’ to his parents and introducing them to his ‘friend’ and lover of several years, Adrian or should we say ‘Adrianne’, a successful drag artist in Canada.
Unfortunately they never find out that their son Jan is gay and they never get to meet Adrian; as Ma and Pa Neethling are involved in a fatal accident.
Jan begs Adrian to stay in Canada; claiming that the small traditional community won’t accept an openly gay relationship. Jan returns to Gatsverlate, alone, to attend to his deceased parents affairs.
Adrian, un-expectantly arrives in Gatsverlate as Mrs. Adrianne Neethling.
It does not take long for the curiosity of the women of Gatsverlate to get the better of them. One by one they find an excuse to visit Grootplaat; and before long Arainne receives an invitation to attend a Gatsverlate Women’s Organisation meeting, as guest speaker! Adrianne becomes an instant hit with the ladies.
Adrianne’s involvement in civic matters goes even further when he tries to motivate the women of Gatsverlate to save their town.
Can Adrianne save the town before they find out exactly who Adrianne is?
The life of this establishment is turned upside down with the arrival of the new "lady" of the house. All the international influences, antics and resolutions that go hand in hand with this "fish out of water" concept, create tension, hilarity and heart-warming drama.