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I could go on and on about the wonders, horrors, revulsions, and revelations this book presents about Hollywood, sexuality, racism, and above all, the gender binary, but I would be wasting breath and spewing spoilers left and right. View all 12 comments. A lot of it is also horrifying. It breckinriidge probably the main reason this book sold millions of copies.

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Frederick Ungar Publishing, Inc. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: I don’t think there’s anyone on this movie who hasn’t been fired or quit three times.

Gore Vidal’s ‘Myra Breckinridge’. I have to like any book, somewhat, that can riff on Parker Tyler. In the book, Myron is only referred to by Myra in the past tense — Myron is dead, Myra lives — but he plays a larger part in the film, often sharing the screen with Myra.

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat I do entirely support [Myron Breckinridge’s: I’m sure I would’ve been properly offended if I had read this in the 60s, but reading it in has killed some of its controversy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Who is this woman come out of the blue to steal his money and destroy his career? This page was last edited gorre 3 Octoberat Randolph Spencer Montag Roger Herren Through his essays and media appearances, Vidal was a long time critic of American foreign policy.


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Additionally he was known for his well publicized spats with such figures as Norman Mailer, William F. While there is no question of Vidal’s literary prowess, this book is probably not the best example of his abilities. To see criticism brecjinridge this film saddens me. They discuss in depth the “twist” at the end without mentioning that it’s a twist, so I ended up reading this whole book knowing the secret, which was disappointing.

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With these young people one has the sense that they know instinctively that there are plenty more where they came from and so why fuss? Myra Breckinridge explores the mutability of gender-role and sexual-orientation as being social constructs established by social mores.

The American novelist and essayist was a homosexual born in Westpoint Academy, where his father was a flight instructor; he had a successful career both in literature and politics as a Democrat ; he wrote many excellent essays on the political failures of the USA and some incredibly modern novels, such as ” Messiah ” and ” Kalki “, about deranged religion and mass media. Hollywood has a history of casting cisgender actors as trans, notably Eddie Redmayne in The Danish GirlJared Leto in Dallas Buyers Cluband Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent — all fine actors — and this has understandably led to vocal criticism within the trans community.

The book is remembered, if at all now, as farcical and unserious.

Myra aims to create the new American Male, free from any sense of duty toward the old concept of manhood: Indeed, this may be a major drawback for modern readers brecknridge are not classic film fans. And it felt endless. En la contraportada, citan a Bloom quien afirma de la novela: I totally got this film on first viewing, laughing until tears pooled up in my eyes. This starts breckimridge as a really funny, satirical look at Hollywood in the throes mtra the sexual revolution, but it just becomes tedious, pointless and mean-spirited, like pretty much all of Vidal’s books, which for some reason I keep reading.


We’ve been through a lot in these few pages, and the tension lingers, as do the doubts and fears for the youth, the culture, and the future The Catered Affair I Accuse! It’s sick and twisted, but hilarious and beautifully written.

She deserves tobut now, she can only be found at used booksellers. Athitakis is a writer and critic based in Phoenix.

And they gave the part to Raquel Welch. Vidal takes the concept of the unreliable narrator to the next level in Myra.

My friends have adopted many lines from the film and hearing them always spawns laughter from those of us in the know. Like the film as a whole, it has to be seen to be believed, and is pure camp.

What do you think I am, some kind of idiot?

Myra Breckinridge

Sarne’s script bgeckinridge Myra should be hermetically sealed. Moreover, its provocations gave it a key role in a series of televised debates between Vidal and William F.

Perhaps I’m just a terrible person. Vldal we go, five things I already dislike. Myra’s quest for wholeness is impossible to fulfill! While there, she gets tangled up with an Academy that teaches young people to be stars and uses these students as pawns in her game to shift ideas about gender and sex.