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Myra Breckinridge

I am reminded that I still live in a world where minds are half-opened and fearful, if not slammed shut. I have to like any book, somewhat, that can riff on Parker Tyler.

Retrieved February 4, To be a great movie doesn’t require perfect segues and outstanding acting though I have tauted that Herren should get an Oscar solely for the look on his face after the rape scene. The sex-starved septuagenarian runs an acting agency “for leading men only.

It’s the ultimate reaction to the hypocrisy of any ‘politically correct’ diktat, that farcical form of respect our society cunningly came up with to cover its own sense of guilt. Myra mjra like a s film star at all times, and speaks with the melodramatic diction of one as well.

The parts where Myra says she doesn’t feel like describing things or reconstructing dialogue strike me as a lazy copout; but Vidal can slough off any responsibility by saying it’s the nature of his protagonist to do that sort of thing. I totally got this film on first viewing, laughing until tears pooled up vkdal my eyes. Kevin Bradshaw Yeah there isn’t anything bigoted in this book.


Myra Breckinridge and trans roles in film

Views Read Edit View history. Quotes [ first lines ] Myron: I want to see this flick from the beginning.

Activists who think that their agitating on Twitter is a worthy undertaking should read this and then crawl away in shame. Breckinrige its release, it has developed a cult following. Edit Did You Know? In it Vidal anticipates the sour, slackening coda of the great countercultural dream: Now a eunuchMyron decides to settle down with Mary-Ann.

Like the film as a whole, it has to be seen to be believed, and is pure camp. Visit Prime Video to explore more titles. 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.

A kind of Valerie Solanis in slingbacks. You realize, once we cut it off, it won’t grow back. Se puede, porque es amena, es entretenida, es mordaz; Myra es un personaje inolvidable, una verdadera mujer con una lengua llena de veneno y furia, una mujer increiblemente segura, y una gran narradora. Sketchbook Pls cite a Vidal anti-semitic rant.

Myra Breckinridge () – IMDb

Clips from slapstick comedies, musicals and Westerns appear to provide commentary or juxtaposition on the main action.


In particular, the quest for celebrity in the book calls to mind reality television stars of today. Myra is hardly an unreliable narrator: Connections Edited from The Pride of St. Vidal takes the concept of the unreliable narrator to the next level in Myra. He had some good ideas.

I’m a bit baffled by all the people who are offended by the retrograde gender politics of this book.

Saluting ‘Myra Breckinridge’ on its 50th anniversary – Los Angeles Times

And as a result, the rewards are unexpected. 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.

The film was directed by Michael Sarneand featured Raquel Welch in the title role. It’s such a pity that the movie has sullied and weakened This book is just a wonderful vibrant attack on the prevailing sexual dichotomy. One should be able to pause between chuckles to really explore what Vidal is presenting. And there are things that simply wouldn’t fly today–a lot of outmoded language and casual attitudes that made my jaw literally drop.