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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Brando Unzipped by Darwin Porter. That ongoing, barely under control drama known as Marlon Brando Hollywood's Ultimate Bad Boy, Megastar, and Sexual Outlaw with a special focus on his early rise to fame and his social and sexual associations with the A-list legends of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Lurid, raunchy, p That ongoing, barely under control drama known as Marlon Brando Hollywood's Ultimate Bad Boy, Megastar, and Sexual Outlaw with a special focus on his early rise to fame and his social and sexual associations with the A-list legends of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Lurid, raunchy, perceptive, and certainly worth reading, it's one of the best show-biz biographies of the year.
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She was the one who heard Brando use the word "Noble Tool", and it is doubtful that he said it ALL the time, or many of the other brutish dialouge the author gave him.
I am sure he was wild beyond imaginiation, but when did he have the time for all of this? He would have to be Superman! The printed layout of this book is poor The author is a joke. The printed layout of this book is poor, looks like it was copied at Kinkos, I could have written this better.
The pictures are great, though. Some are rare. Bottom line, don't judge Marlon too harshly with this, take it with a grain of salt! Some of the facts are mixed up! Oct 23, Wilson rated it liked it. View 1 comment. May 25, Bart rated it really liked it. Though it covers less than a third of its subject's life, Darwin Porter's Brando Unzipped is more informative and enjoyable to read than most of its predecessor biographies.
Treating the twenty years that happened after a young bisexual Brando in shrunken-on jeans first arrived in New York City, this book is a detailed account of one of the greatest runs of sexual promiscuity in American history.
For almost two decades, Brando had casual sex with anyone he wanted, male or female. If nothing else Though it covers less than a third of its subject's life, Darwin Porter's Brando Unzipped is more informative and enjoyable to read than most of its predecessor biographies. If nothing else this book acts as a fun thought experiment: If no one would say no to me for a decade, who would be on my list? There are a few lunges at characters Brando played through his Dreadful Period - to - and explanations as to what off-screen conflicts may have led to such poor acting.
But the book ends quite abruptly just before filming of "The Godfather" and leaves you wondering just how long ago it was written - despite having to wait till Brando's death to be published. There's little romance and few graphic accounts in Brando Unzipped , but it still comes highly recommended as a stocking stuffer for the Brandophile in your life. May 24, George Tsalamandris rated it it was amazing.
I don't know if most or any of what the author says is true The movies stars words are even written as though spoken with their voice. What a great sunny Sunday afternoon read, thanks Mr Porter. Dec 06, Michael Halfhill rated it liked it. He was just nineteen. Porter discusses in depth the actors, directors, and hangers-on who swirled around Brando in each of his performances. When presented with an opportunity he took it. What a guy! Many comments were not flattering.
The rest were merely stand-ins. This brings me to the point where I question Mr. While he verifies his accounts with second voices, many others slip in without corroboration. The style is unadorned, sometimes even tiring.
By the time I finished Brando Unzipped, I was exhausted. Marlon Brando was either a test case for a wide variety of sexual addictions, or he was the luckiest bi-sexual man to have ever breathed air. For Brando fans this is a must read book despite its flair for tabloid sensationalism. As for his career, Marlon Brando left a body of work that only the envious decry.
Mar 01, Twinkletto rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed this book a lot. Included is a certain photograph of Mr Brando to which Kenneth Anger refers to in the back pages of Hollywood Babylon II that he could not print, assuming it was because Brando was alive and would have sued. The existence of this legendary photo makes me suspect that this book is not all lies. After all Brando was a free spirit and pioneer and Hollywood is notorious for its casting couchs.
His success came to him early in his career, and as said by some fellow reviewer I enjoyed this book a lot. His success came to him early in his career, and as said by some fellow reviewers, who would have said "no" to him in his prime?
If you're looking for reflection and an understanding of Brando's psyche this book is not for you. But it does offer a great roller coaster journey that had me laughing out loud at some parts and shocked at others, but never never bored. Jul 23, Paul rated it really liked it. As outrageous as many of the stories read, I believe they are mostly true.
Brando saw being a high paid movie star as the perfect vehicle to fuel his passion for sex, food, travel, intellectual curiosity, civil rights, Native American rights, etc. After watching his acting in films like Last Tango in Paris and The Nightcomers, the stories in this book do not seem like a stretch. During his down ti As outrageous as many of the stories read, I believe they are mostly true.
During his down time he had ample opportunity to engage in countless sexual rendezvous with countless people, female and male. Dec 11, Gerry Kelly rated it it was amazing Shelves: a-own , biography , favorites. Finished Brando Unzipped and it was very entertaining and fun read. Brando was quite a man, if you believe all the dirt in this biography. Just a good reading enjoyment Mar 01, Kevin rated it did not like it Shelves: non-fiction , gay , film.
I started skimming for the "good bits" partway through Chapter 1. That's never a good sign. The author takes his job as cultural dirty old man a little too seriously. The book seems to be a litany of stories about Brando's cock, where he put it, and what it tasted like. Okay, I made up the last detail, but you get the point. I thought I would enjoy its erm I believe I have a small collection of Darwin Porter books that are now up for grabs.
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