Myra Breckinridge

1970, U.S., 94m, 35mm

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Screened December 26, 2018–January 3, 2019, 2019

Part of the program

Raquel Welch gave her all in the title role as a transgender woman (with film critic Rex Reed as her birth-assigned incarnation) who hits Hollywood, where rascally cowboy-star uncle John Huston puts her to work teaching acting. With Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck, Kathleen Freeman, Calvin Lockhart, Jim Backus, and a top-billed Mae West (who sings). Author Gore Vidal vilified the gleefully vulgar screen version of his subversive pansexual novel, and audiences and critics followed suit.

A film by Michael Sarne