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« on: September 07, 2018, 09:04:03 AM »

About a month ago, I coerced my roommate and clone to watch Gore Vidal's "Myra Breckenridge"   For those unfamiliar with either, Mr. Vidal and his infamous novel: "Myra Breckenridge"   I highly recommend reading the book and watching the movie (just once is all anyone should stand)  Funny enough, this is one time the movie follows the novel closely.  This should tell you how "good" the book actually is.   

Gore clearly had an axe to grind..and grind he did.  Attempting to chop away at not only Hollywood, but America at large.  When you go in writing any story in any format with an axe to grind, all you get is an ugly, clear cut patch of forest.  The movie has Rex Reed (mostly a famous film critic) who went it to get a sex change from John Caradine and turned into Raquel Welch.  There is a male rape scene that even as a gay man left me feeling sick.   

The movie/story could have worked if it did not dwell on itself too much.  Its an all star cast; John Caradine, Raquel Welch, John Huston, Mae West, (a brief cameo by a young Tom Sellek)

Gore Vidal disavowed himself from the movie but not the novel ...which is odd, since the movie follows the book closely.

It's fun to watch once - maybe twice in your life.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 04:44:58 PM »

I have it on DVD, but haven't watched it in years.


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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 07:16:56 PM »

I have it on DVD, but haven't watched it in years.

Do not watch it alone.   Make sure to have plenty of friends to help you get through it - and don't forget the brain lubricant!
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