Myra Breckinridge [GORE VIDAL] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gore Vidal’s classic controversial novel. With no advance publicity, the. Raquel Welch and Rex Reed in Myra Breckinridge () Raquel Welch and John Huston in Myra Breckinridge . Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge See more» . This is extremely unfair: Vidal had nothing to do with Myra Breckinridge other than having written the satirical novel the movie was ostensibly.

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Sarne quickly went over budget due to his unorthodox techniques, which included spending up to seven bore at a time by himself, “thinking”, leaving the cast to wait around on set for him to return so that filming could commence. To his credit, Gore Vidal hated everyone equally, because everyo Imagine having written a book in the s and been criticized over being queer, and then someone reading your book in this day and age and calling you homophobic.

Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal

One Book Called Ulysses. Gratuitous nudity and oafish direction have vidl wit and mystery. Yes No Report this. I’m going ahead and giving this little piece of madness 5 stars.

It’s all she wants. Breciinridge and producer Mark Ruffalo recently attracted controversy with the much publicised casting of cisgender actor Matt Boner as a transgender sex worker in The Normal Heart. Rex isn’t exactly easy. Myra Breckinridge is a American comedy film based on Gore Vidal ‘s novel of the same name.

Look at the French who rbeckinridge not and the Americans who cannot. Written as a diary, Myra Breckinridge, someone determined not to be possessed by any man, recounts her day as she lives it out in the Hollywood of the ’60s. The legendary sex-positive icon Mae West makes a small but significant contribution to the film, as the head of an acting agency with a voracious sexual appetite.

Myra travels to Hollywood, meets up with her rich Uncle Buck and, claiming to be Myron’s widow, demands money. What’s the phrase I’m looking for Kevin Bradshaw Yeah there isn’t anything bigoted in this book. In a interview with Mark Peikert, Welch said of the film, “The only good thing about that was the clothes.


Jul 09, Ryan rated it it was ok. I disregard the book, the movie is it’s own entity.

Retorts were exchanged; lawsuits were filed and settled. Retrieved February 4, Sep 08, Jamie rated it liked it Shelves: She describes the human fauna crawling in the Academy, hopelessly dreaming of a bright future as movie stars and pop singers; she tells the reader about her glre despise for these youngsters and the American culture of the 60s.

She lures Rusty to the school infirmary, where she verbally abuses him, ties him to an exam table and anally rapes him tore a strap-on dildo.

Unlike in the book, Myron actually appears alongside Myra in several scenes, the pair existing as a kind of id and ego. Both versions are available on the DVD, though breckinrirge uncut print is now considered unrated. I’m sure I would’ve been properly offended if I had read this in the 60s, but reading it in has killed some of its controversy.

Y] 18 July Described by the critic Dennis Altman as “part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept the western world in the late s and early s,” [1] the book’s major themes are feminismtranssexualityAmerican expressions of machismo and patriarchyand deviant sexual practicesas filtered through an aggressively camp sensibility.

Myra Breckinridge is an attractive young woman with a mission. Want to Read saving…. As we shall see… Myra Breckinridge begins with Myron Breckinridge, a gay film critic played by real-life gay critic Rex Reedabout to undergo gender reassignment at the hands of a chain-smoking surgeon John Carradine.

Perhaps best remembered for his caustic wit, he referred to himself as a “gentleman bitch” and has been described as the 20th century’s answer to Oscar Wilde Also used the pseudonym Edgar Box. Retrieved from ” https: A woman dressed curiously like Wonder Woman is strapping a hunk to an examination table as well as something around her waste. While there is no question of Vidal’s literary prowess, this book is probably not the best example of his abilities.


Myra Breckinridge – Wikipedia

To view it, click here. To my astonishment, I have now lost all interest in men. I knew about this book before I read it. All that I do know is that I shall be freed of obsession and, in this at least, be like no one else who ever lived.

One should be able to pause between chuckles to really explore what Vidal is presenting. I don’t think Vidal set out to make great literature brsckinridge this book, and yet there are bravura breckinnridge.

The sequel, Myron, is just as good. There we go, five things I already dislike.

Saluting ‘Myra Breckinridge’ on its 50th anniversary

She deserves tobut now, she can only be found at used booksellers. Vidal ran for political office twice and was a longtime political critic. Vvidal the film was previewed in San Franciscothe White House demanded that footage from the film Heidifeaturing Shirley Templebe removed due to Temple’s role as a United States ambassador. Any hope of the country righting itself would demand a wholesale reshuffling of the sexual order. Once I have comprehended the last greckinridge I shall be free to go without protest, full of wisdom, into night, happy in the knowledge that, above all men, I existed totally.

Myra Breckinridge and trans roles in film

Everyone and everything is so comple I’m a bit baffled by all the people who are offended by the retrograde gender politics of this book. Sexual politics, gender roles, the nature of celebrity — all of these ideas mtra out today much as they play out in the novel. There is so much here to offend you, if you don’t know what you’re doing.