Myra Breckinridge

Directed By: Michael Sarne Starring: Mae West Raquel Welch

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Widely considered to be one of the worst movies of all time, the infamous myra breckinridge comes to DVD for the first time. Just marvel at rex reed's finest screen performances. Be amazed that a film made in 1970 can still shock and offend in the 21st century.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40235963
UPC 024543112747
UPC 14 00024543112747
Format DVD
Release Date 3/9/2004
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
Cult Film
Essential Cinema
Switching Roles
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note 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.
Uncut "[I]ts collage of postmodern in-jokes, tonal shifts and cinematic samples displays experimental ambition worthy of Godard, Tim Burton or the Coens." 08/01/2005 p.140
Michael Sarne
Mae West
Raquel Welch
Cast & Crew
Andy Devine - Star
John Carradine - Star
Mae West - Star
Farrah Fawcett - Star
Jim Backus - Star
Roger C. Carmel - Star
Raquel Welch - Star
Roger Herren - Star
John Huston - Star
Gore Vidal - Source Writer
Robert Fryer - Producer
Tom Selleck - Featured
Rex Reed - Featured
Michael Sarne - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1970
Catalog ID 2221274
UPC 00024543112747
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, Spanish Dubbed
DVD, Spanish, Dubbed, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Welch,Raquel
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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