Jun 2, 2020
Myra Breckinridge (1970) (part 6 of 12)
Cut to one of Myra’s lectures. She’s discussing Johnny Weismuller, calling him the “last word on soft man’s relationship to hard environment!” She brings up his film Tarzan and the Amazons and someone in the class pipes up, calling it “trash”. Myra insists it’s a “masterpiece”. Meanwhile, Uncle Buck’s again getting a massage in his office and again watching Myra’s lecture on closed circuit TV.
The guy in Myra’s class says the movie doesn’t contain a “single moment of truth! It’s not… uh… real!” That’s why it’s called a movie, you dumb piece of shit. Next question.
However, Myra humors him. “Whatever ‘real’ means!” She says that the real Christ was nothing like Jeffrey Hunter, the actor who portrayed him in the 1961 version of The King of Kings (and who later went on to portray Captain Pike on Star Trek (Okay, look, in a movie this barren of actual entertainment, I’ll thankfully grab at trivia tidbits wherever I can find them)). Upon hearing this, Buck immediately jumps up off his massage table and storms out, with his masseuse still on top of him, riding piggyback. And according to the brass band on the soundtrack, we should laugh at this.