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Myra Breckenridge

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    This might be the most bizarre movie I have ever watched. It was running on HBO late last night. Caught while surfing my eyes almost popped out of my head when on my screen Raquel Welsh appears standing behind a actor strapped to a gurney and she is doing her best Boots imitation.

    This is clearly a "what were they thinking" when movie was made. Eclectic cast of Jim Backus, Tom Selleck , Farah Fawcett , John Huston, Paul Lynde, Mae West ( yes really) .

    Bed scene with Welsh and Fawcett was very interesting.

    I predict cult status for this flick it it is not already there.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    You're not serious, are you? The movie's 35 years old and falls into the category of "What the hell were they thinking when they made this"?

    Stupefyingly horrible flick.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    JR - I don't get your point.

    I thought I was clear in wondering how this movie could have gotten made.
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    After Thanksgiving with my family, Myra Breckinridge should seem so incredibly normal.

    Somehow I got absorbed in 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' this morning--I played that role in college. In front of actual people.
  5. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    I liked "Myra Breckinridge"

    Taut drama, great dialogue, surprise ending, the works.... just an all around, two fisted all-American romp.
  6. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I've heard about this movie. Never have seen it.

    Didn't film critic Rex Reed play the title character before the operation?
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Yes you were. My bad. But a cult flick? Never in a million years.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Eclectic? Anyone who has the brainstorm to put Thurston Howell, Magnum P.I., Charlie's Angel, the fruity guy from the center square in Hollywood Squares and Mae West in the same movie is an evil genius.
  9. The novel was a huge sensation at the time. Made Gore Vidal an even bigger star than he was, and gave Buckley something to throw at him when they threw down on ABC during the 68 Democratic convention, after Vidal called him a crypto-Nazi: "Tell Myra Brackenridge to go back to his pornography..."
    And you can look it up.
  10. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Wasn't Roger Ebert the screenwriter?
    In that case, thumbs up!
  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Read the book and man, I loved those Gore Vidal/Buckley pissing matches.

    And they insulted each other in complete paragraphs.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Back in about 1978 they re-released it as a B-movie where a bunch of drive-ins basically advertised it as your chance to see Farrah naked. Went to see it with a bunch of friends and there really wasn't any Farrah nudity that I saw.
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