Myra Breckinridge (1970) (part 3 of 12)
We immediately cut to a clip of Marlene Dietrich in Seven Sinners, dressed like a Navy captain and singing “The Man’s in the Navy”. See, this is all terribly appropriate, because Dietrich is dressed like a man here. And Myra used to be a man. Do you get it?
Cut to Buck watching closed circuit cameras, and on one screen, Myra is teaching a class. She’s babbling about how “American women are eager for men to rape them!” She adds that “in every American, there is a strangler longing to break a neck during orgasm!” Only if Michael Sarne happens to be nearby during orgasm, that is.
Buck wonders what the hell she’s talking about. We cut to Myra’s class and find she’s dressed as a Navy captain, just like Marlene Dietrich. See? Get it? She explains to her class, “Between 1935 and 1945, no unimportant film was made in the United States!” She says that during those years, the “entire range of human, which is to say American, legend was put on film!” Meanwhile, Buck speaks into a Dictaphone, reminding himself to have his masseuse come an hour early, “as I am gettin’ horny watchin’ my niece on TV!” Okay, we really did not need to know that.
Now it’s time for the first of many, many worthless “slice of life” montages as we visit random students at the Buck Loner Academy. First up are several hippies in paisley shirts and tied-up blouses practicing archery. Then we see two guys in cowboy hats as they practice sliding a mug of beer back and forth across a bar. One guy is a little too engrossed in his newspaper, causing him to miss the glass. This is immediately followed by the loud foleyed-in noise of glass breaking. Um, yeah. Whatever.