Myra Breckinridge (1970) (part 11 of 12)

Soon we’re flying over a city skyline at sundown as a jazzy number plays in the background. I guess it’s New York City, because I see the Empire State Building. That’s a good tip-off there. We cut to a room and see a woman’s shadow on the wall, and hear her slurring and sounding generally incoherent.

We soon find out why, because she’s in the dentist’s chair at Randolph’s office, and Randolph is drilling her teeth. (Randolph is being played by Roger C. Carmel, best known as Harvey Mudd on a couple of Star Trek episodes.) He’s also smoking a cigar [!]. Wow, so I guess this movie takes place in an alternate universe where all health care providers smoke during their procedures.

A nurse says he has a call and holds the phone to his ear as he continues to work. The call is from Myra, and Randolph asks about her teeth, saying “Dental health is mental health!” His patient continues to babble as Randolph works on her teeth, and eventually she says something about how someone once tried to rape her [?]. People, I can’t take much more of this.

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Multi-Part Article: Myra Breckinridge (1970)

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