American Movie Classics' Backstory examines Myra Breckinridge

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com September 21 2001 11:00 PM ET

On Monday, September 24, American Movie Classics' Backstory program will present a behind-the-scenes look at Myra Breckinridge, the controversial 1970 film based on the novel by out author Gore Vidal. The film was roundly panned at the time of its release (although it has its defenders) but was a pioneering film in its presentation of gay and transsexual themes. Interviewees include the film's stars Raquel Welch and Rex Reed, director Michael Sarne, and out academic critic Camille Paglia. Backstory airs at 10 p.m. Eastern on September 24 and will rebroadcast on September 25, 29, and 30. For more information visit www.amctv.com.