WSP Film Series: Myra Breckenridge | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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WSP Film Series: Myra Breckenridge

March 25, 2010 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Discussant: Kyle Stevens (PhD candidate, English & Film Studies)

Women's Studies Program

"Gore Vidal's best-selling satiric novel gets an inarguably unique screen treatment in this off-center psycho-sexual farce."

"Fussy film buff Myron Breckinridge (Rex Reed) goes to Europe and gets a sex-change operation from a slovenly chain-smoking doctor (John Carradine) and returns to the United States as the glamorous and willful Myra Breckinridge (Raquel Welch). Myra appears at the door of former cowboy star-turned-acting school entrepreneur Buck Loner (John Huston), who also happened to be Myron's uncle; Myra insists she's Myron's widow and demands her fair share of Loner's inheritance to her late husband.”  -NY Times

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