Myra Breckinridge: Sure Hard to Handle?
Featuring Kate O’Donnell and Cheddar Gorgeous
Tickets: FREE - available on Eventbrite
A tasteless abomination! The worst film ever made! With this sort of critical castigation, perhaps it was inevitable that ‘cult status’ awaited Michael Sarne’s adaptation of
Gore Vidal’s scabrous satire, Myra Breckinridge (1970). It was rapturously received at its last sold-out screening at the National Film Theatre a few years ago, though it is very rarely screened now. Raquel Welch stars as Myra, a transsexual heroine graphically battling Hollywood’s obsessive construction of All-American maleness. Featuring giants of the studio period (Mae West and John Huston), a brief appearance from a pre-moustachioed Tom Selleck, and revelling in its seemingly wanton degeneracy, what does this film say to us now about sexual roles, about the magic of cinema, about its ability to shock?
Featuring a discussion panel with superstars Kate O’Donnell and Cheddar Gorgeous!
This event will be immediately followed by the February edition of Manchester’s infamous and fabulous clubnight Cha Cha Boudoir!! Stay tuned for further announcements…
Chaired and convened by Dr Andrew Moor (MMU)
Over 18s only
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