Myra Breckinridge

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1970
  • Running time: 94 min
Myra Breckinridge is a 1970 American comedy film based on Gore Vidal's 1968 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Michael Sarne, and featured Raquel Welch in the title role. It also starred John Huston as Buck Loner, Mae West as Leticia Van... read more

Myra Breckinridge is a 1970 American comedy film based on Gore Vidal's 1968 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Michael Sarne, and featured Raquel Welch in the title role. It also starred John Huston as Buck Loner, Mae West as Leticia Van Allen, Farrah Fawcett, Rex Reed, Roger Herren, and Roger C. Carmel. Tom Selleck made his film debut in a small role as one of Leticia's "studs". Theadora Van Runkle was costume designer for the film, though Edith Head designed West's costumes. Like the novel, the picture follows the exploits of Myron Breckinridge, a gay man who has a sex change and becomes Myra Breckinridge. She goes to Hollywood to turn it inside out. The picture was controversial for its sexual explicitness (including acts like pegging), but unlike the novel, Myra Breckinridge received little to no critical praise and has been cited as one of the worst films ever made.

Original Release

06/24/1970

US Release

06/24/1970

Cast

Farrah Fawcett Mary Ann Pringle / Mary Ann
John Huston Buck Loner
Mae West Leticia Van Allen / Leticia
Raquel Welch Myra Breckinridge
Rex Reed Young Man
Roger C. Carmel Dr. Randolph Spencer Montag / Dr. Montag
Roger Herren Rusty Godowski / Rusty
George Furth Charlie Flager Jr. / Charlie Flager, Jr.
Calvin Lockhart Irving Amadeus
Jim Backus Doctor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Sarne

Writers

Gore Vidal, Michael Sarne, David Giler

Cast

Farrah Fawcett Mary Ann Pringle / Mary Ann
John Huston Buck Loner
Mae West Leticia Van Allen / Leticia
Raquel Welch Myra Breckinridge
Rex Reed Young Man
Roger C. Carmel Dr. Randolph Spencer Montag / Dr. Montag
Roger Herren Rusty Godowski / Rusty
George Furth Charlie Flager Jr. / Charlie Flager, Jr.
Calvin Lockhart Irving Amadeus
Jim Backus Doctor
John Carradine Surgeon
Andy Devine Coyote Bill
Kathleen Freeman Bobby Dean Loner
Tom Selleck Stud
Toni Basil Cigarette Girl
Thordis Brandt Whip-Cracking Masseuse
Grady Sutton Kid Barlow
Robert P. Lieb Charlie Flager, Sr.
Skip Ward Chance
B.S. Pully Tex

Producers

Editors

Danford B. Greene

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