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Myra Breckinridge (DVD)

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MYRA BRECKENRIDGE may be the first punk manifesto, a celebration of pop culture nihilism. A precursor to films by directors like David Lynch, and perhaps influenced by those of avant-garde Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, this outrageous, searing, b...

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MYRA BRECKENRIDGE may be the first punk manifesto, a celebration of pop culture nihilism. A precursor to films by directors like David Lynch, and perhaps influenced by those of avant-garde Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, this outrageous, searing, blackly comic cult film satirizes Hollywood, homosexuality, America, family, and more. Myron Breckenridge (Rex Reed) is a frustrated homosexual who undergoes a sex-change operation, against the advice of his doctor. As a result, Myron becomes Myra (Raquel Welch), a stunningly beautiful woman with a rocket of a body. Myra moves to the South and enrolls at a university, where her adventures include sodomizing a Southern man--and stealing his girlfriend while she's at it. In general, the bodacious, lewd Myra wreaks havoc on Southern conventions in this outrageous classic film. Once thought to be "unfilmable," Gore Vidal's book was the satiric source material for this film. Originally Rated X in 1970, the film may seem less shocking today, but it retains a truly bizarre quality. Among the most memorable moments is the appearance of Mae West, top-billed and still bawdy as ever in her 70s, singing a comically sultry number.

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UPC 024543112747
Studio Fox Home Entertainment
Format DVD
Genre Comedy/Foreign Video - Spanish/Misc. SA
Rating Restricted
Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.75" WxHxD
Weight 0.22 lbs
Starring Roger C. Carmel, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Mae West, Roger Herren, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Farrah Fawcett, Jim Backus
Directors Michael Sarne

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  • They wasted money to make this "film" !!!!

    I like to buy all kinds of DVDs. Anything from foreign to obscure. I knew this was an older film from the 70s and thought I'd give it a try. Afterall , Raquel Welch was the main character so how bad could it be? Not just BAD but VERY BAD. The film is "camp" and I guess for the time period it was rivoting. Poorly made. Budget must of been a shoestring. Story is that of the imagination of a teenie bopper. Rex Reed a film critic is in the film...WHY? I think given a proper budget and WRITERS you could of conveyed a better picture but perhaps they really wanted it this silly. I would not ask anyone I know to waste their time or money on this "film".

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