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When David kills a man in self-defence, he goes on the Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her sex-change operation while a stoned breckinriddge stumbles into the operating room. Before the drugged doctor begins Myron’s operation, he counsels him.

Myron persists and the doctor goes through with it. An enthusiastic audience observing the operation applauds the medical achievement breckinridgs rises in a standing ovation. After the operation, Myron arrives in Hollywood as Myra while in the rest of the film Myron pops up from time to time as Myra’s alter ego. Myra goes to an acting academy vdial by her uncle, Buck Loner, a former cowboy star. The real reason for Myra’s arrival is to claim her half of Uncle Buck’s estate, which she says she’s entitled to.


Buck Loner stalls by giving her a job teaching the history of motion pictures.

Buck Loner has several friends. One of them is Letitia Van Allen, an ancient Hollywood talent scout.

The sex-starved septuagenarian runs an acting agency “for leading men only. I awoke with the TV still on. A woman dressed curiously like Wonder Woman is strapping a hunk to an examination table as well as something around her waste. What happens next is unbelievable, disturbing, and hilarious. I quickly pop up the menu and select myrz showings for reviewing. I want to see this flick from the beginning. And I have again and again since.

To see criticism of this film saddens me. I am reminded that I still live in a world breckinridgw minds are half-opened and fearful, if not slammed shut. I disregard the book, the movie is it’s own entity. To be a great movie doesn’t require perfect segues and outstanding acting though I have tauted that Herren should get an Oscar solely for the look on his face after the rape scene.

A great movie is great for invoking pleasant thought and responses.

I totally got this film on first viewing, laughing until tears pooled up in my eyes. The vintage film clips were fabulous, and had to be the model used by HBO’s hit series “Dream On” from the ’80’s.

I appreciate the sexual revolution, but only today does this movie make sense to a broader audience – we live this stuff. After leaving this film running in a side room at one of my parties, it was much requested and is now part of a staple rotation. My friends have adopted many lines from the film and hearing them always spawns laughter from those of us in the know.

If you have a sense of humor about your humanity, this film is a must see. Visit Prime Video to explore more titles.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle’s estate.


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Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Leticia Van Allen John Huston Buck Loner Raquel Welch Myra Breckinridge Rex Reed Mary Ann Pringle Roger C.

Randolph Spencer Montag Roger Herren Rusty Godowski George Furth Irving Amadeus Jim Backus Coyote Bill Breckingidge Sutton Kid Barlow Robert P.

Edit Storyline Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her breckinrigde operation while a stoned surgeon stumbles into the operating room. Chateau Marmont – Sunset Blvd. Mono Westrex Recording System.

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Color Color by Deluxe. Edit Did You Know? Trivia The old footage of a dam breaking is taken from The Rains of Ranchipur Quotes [ first lines ] Myron: And in my secret place, you can beg and torture me.

I wouldn’t tell you where to go. Secret place, a secret you know. You realize, once we cut it off, it won’t grow back. I mean, it isn’t like hair, or fingernails, or toenails, you know. What do you think I am, some kind of idiot? Connections Edited from The Pride of St. Add the first question. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Audible Download Audio Books.