Myra Breckinridge
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High camp adaptation of the comic novel by Gore Vidal, who disavowed any association with this film version. Myron Breckenridge (Rex Reed) goes to Europe for a sex change operation and returns to the U.S. as the voluptuous Myra (Raquel Welch). Insisting that she is Myron's widow, Myra enrolls in an acting school run by her uncle, Buck Loner (John Huston), where she meets man-hungry talent scout Leticia (Mae West in her first film role in 26 years). Myra becomes the object of affection for a lesbian, Mary Ann (Farrah Fawcett), and sleeps with a virgin, Rusty (Roger Herren), while seeking… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One might appreciate Anthology's all-new print -- with its epic sets and costumes, slumming icons, and unfocused meta-ambitions -- as the queer precursor to Southland Tales."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Raquel Welch's big chance is snatched away by Sarne's careless and unprofessional direction, and Rex Reed's self-parody is much too pat and easy."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"With so much raw comedic potential and a cast any director would be happy to get a hold of, Sarne somehow manages to direct it all into one aimless, inept and leering aberration."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Loaded with pop references and clips from old movies, it's like a bizarre comic precursor to 'The Dreamers'..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The film and its purported message are just like the monster between Welch's legs: A big fat fake."
‑ Mark Athitakis,
"The film version of Gore Vidal's Hollywood-themed transsexual satire starts off promisingly, but after a couple of reels plunges straight downhill under the weight of artless direction."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"If you truly analyze this, it's a very bisexual scene, and it's a classic, and I was told by a film buff friend that it was considered an A-list movie at the time."
‑ Michael Szymanski, International Press Academy
"Outrageous casting & laughs do not a good satire make."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Yes, it's bad, but you quickly get beyond its badness. It's hypnotically awful. It's audaciously dreadful."
‑ Dan Callahan,
"The Citizen Kane of chaotic trash, this is car crash cinema at its most compelling."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"As an adaptation of Gore Vidal's novel, this is a major travesty."
‑ , Time Out
"Extravagantly tasteless, surprisingly inept filming of Gore Vidal's briefly notorious novel."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"There's a good movie in all this garbage."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"'s hard to imagine how a film could be any worse, yet Myra has a silly, chaotic, almost endearing quality about it that proclaims its own innocence."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"An unalloyed disaster, but too fascinating to ignore"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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