Myra Breckinridge
Myra Breckinridge (1970)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

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.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

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.

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Empire Magazine

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.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

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.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Outrageous casting & laughs do not a good satire make.

Time Out

As an adaptation of Gore Vidal's novel, this is a major travesty.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Extravagantly tasteless, surprisingly inept filming of Gore Vidal's briefly notorious novel.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

There's a good movie in all this garbage.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Just awful, disconnected scenes that add up to nothing. The clips from old films are the best part of this one.
Eric Broome
How can a sex farce starring Raquel Welch at her peak voluptuousness be so dull? This is like a porn flick with the porn edited out. An endless stream of set… More
Mark Abell
A very campy sex comedy/revenge flick, starring the always luscious Raquel Welch, that doesn't hold up well. The characters are overblown and… More