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Marlon Brando: EXCLUSIVE: ‘When I wake up the first thing I think about is who am I going to f**k today.’
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Miloch
2019-10-18 23:42:29 UTC
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How sex-obsessed Marlon Brando broke binary rules and felt no shame sleeping
with both women and men - including Richard Pryor

more at
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*Marlon Brando was not a guilt-ridden homosexual but utterly at ease with
sleeping with men or women, writes author William J. Mann in The Contender

•Girls and boys, straight and gay were besotted with Bud, as he was known, who
exuded raw sexuality from an early age

•Actress Rita Moreno met Brando on the 20th Century Fox lot and found him
‘swaggeringly irresistible’.

•She was his type – dark, vibrant, earthy, sensual and they quickly became
lovers

•‘To say that he was a great lover’, said Moreno, ‘sensual, generous,
delightfully inventive' would be gravely understating what he did'

•Brando and Marilyn had a romance in 1955 following the divorce from Joe
DiMaggio and before her marriage to Arthur Miller

•‘Monroe was hardly Marlon’s type but she had an earthy sense of humor that he
would have liked’, writes Mann

Marlon Brando changed the way actors thought about their craft, but The
Godfather star was never beloved because he was a rebel who thumbed his nose at
Hollywood.

His real passion was for social justice, women and sex.

‘When I awake in the morning, the first thing I think about is, ‘Who am I going
to f*ck today’? --- even if there was a woman sleeping beside him’, writes
author William J. Mann in The Contender, The Story of Marlon Brando, published
by Harper.

Brando needed different girlfriends for different days of the week.

He slept with the wives of his friends, parked his car around the corner, scaled
the fence and snuck in the back way – believing married women were even more
exciting to pursue.

He’d say he’d be faithful but he never could stop his tom-catting. But Brando
didn't restrict himself to women.

And he wasn't a guilt-ridden homosexual but utterly at ease with sleeping either
sex.

Girls and boys, straight and gay were besotted with Bud who exuded raw sexuality
from an early age.

While at Shattuck Military academy, Bud slept with another young man on campus.

‘The relationship was nothing extraordinary; sexual play between cadets at
military schools was not uncommon’, writes Mann.

‘Let’s say sex has no sex’, Brando later stated acknowledging sex with men.

Living was sex with whom and when you wanted – girls, gay men and he preferred
inconsequential sex and took advantage of it.

Occasionally escaping the city for Provincetown, an artist colony out on the tip
of Cape Cod where ‘gender and sex were rather fluid’, Marlon slept with men.

Back in New York, he was juggling three girlfriends: the tall willowy Ellen
Adler, Celia, a window dresser who seemed like a mother substitute, and Blossom
Plumb, a gorgeous petite blonde in Brando’s acting class.

But even the merry-go-round got to him when he would walk through Grand Central
Station and women would open their blouses and show him their breasts.

The petite, dark-eyed actress Rita Moreno met Brando on the 20th Century Fox lot
when her star was on the rise and she was mesmerized by his perfume and found
him ‘swaggeringly irresistible’.

She was his type – dark, vibrant, earthy, sensual and they quickly became
lovers.

‘To say that he was a great lover’, Moreno revealed, ‘sensual, generous,
delightfully inventive – would be gravely understating what he did not only to
my body but for my soul’.

He awakened her political conscience but initially kept their relationship
clandestine while he had a blistering affair with Josanne Mariani, a pretty 19-
year old French girl and asked her to marry him which he had no intention of
doing.

According to several sources Brando and Marilyn had a romance in 1955 following
her divorce from Joe DiMaggio and before her marriage to Arthur Miller in
December of that year,

‘Monroe was hardly Marlon’s type but she had an earthy sense of humor that he
would have liked’, writes Mann.

Knowing that he could seduce any woman he wanted, he did.

‘I had a lot of affairs. Far too many to describe me as a perfectly normal,
reasonable, intelligent person’, Brando is quoted.

Jill Banner, an actress who met Brando when she had a bit part in the film,
Candy, began a relationship with the actor, but their love affair suffered from
Brando’s multiple flings and her feeling that he was manipulative and selfish.
There were rumors that she was also sleeping with his son, Christian

When he thought he would reconnect with her, she was killed in an auto accident.

He later acknowledged that she was the only woman he really ever loved.

After his death, lovers came out of the woodwork: Richard Pryor’s widow claimed
the comedian had an affair with the actor as did record producer Quincy Jones
who was quoted as saying 'He'd f**k a mailbox.'

‘It was the 70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough
cocaine, you’d f*ck a radiator and send it flowers in the morning’, Pryor’s
widow, Jennifer Lee told TMZ.

He could never tell a woman he loved her – all thanks to his father who gave him
no love and was ‘a card-carrying pr*ck’, a silent, brooding, angry man,’ Mann
writes.

Brando never really escaped that trauma created by his father who beat him and
his mother.

He was never exorcised from the post-traumatic stress that followed – despite
years of psychotherapy.

Marlon Brando Sr. ‘was the golem that stomped across the geography of my
psyche’, Mann quotes Brando.

Bud, as Marlon was called, was born in Omaha in spring of 1924, but the family –
along with his three older sisters --moved to Evanston, Illinois when he was six
so that Marlon Sr., a traveling salesman, could be closer to company
headquarters.

But it had been in the wheat fields and open landscape of Omaha that Bud grew
close to his mother, Dodie Pennebaker Brando, who had the soul of an artist.

She sculpted, wrote poetry, acted and was ‘just someone who saw the beauty in
life’.

She taught him to love nature, the frogs and tadpoles in the creek, the sunsets,
‘the magic of the universe’.

Dodie’s disintegration was the sole reason Bud Brando would later turn to women
for solace.

But with his father’s miserliness, boozing and anger, that rage came to define
their lives and they lived in fear.

Bud called his father a ‘whore f**ker’ because he paid $5 to a bellboy for a
pint of whiskey and hooker while on the road.

Brando Sr.’s tirades screamed ‘blame, shame and punishment that had no
relationship to the crime’, writes Mann.

Dodie tried to defend her son from these tirades but it was futile and affection
was nonexistent from Marlon Sr.

Dodie took to the bottle and swallowed some pills in a suicide attempt but she
recovered and soon left the tortured home.

Bud never forgave his father for the torment.

The intolerable home life made Bud ‘an exploding firecracker.

‘He carried a knife and slashed tires. He shot his BB gun through the screens of
his house hitting a man in the neck’, writes Mann.

Dodie came back to the fold but she hadn’t quit her drinking.

Marlon Sr. brought her home one night drunk, carried her upstairs and began
beating her.

Bud heard the punches, raced upstairs and promised to kill his father if he hit
her again.

So he was sent off to Shattuck Military Academy in Minnesota – ‘to straighten
out’.

There he was introduced to drama classes and encouragement from the head of the
English Department, Duke Wagner, who championed cadet Bud Brando.

Something mysterious happened in their relationship that has never been revealed
and they never spoke again.

Duke would later be expelled for having relationships with cadets.

Bud had his own sexual flings with men on campus, cadets and made no judgments
about anyone else’s sexuality.

‘He was a man utterly at ease with his fluid sexuality, someone who blithely
disregarded the binaries of love and gender’, writes Mann.

Bud was expelled but the best was yet to come.

He finally escaped the Midwest and headed for New York City and drama classes at
the New School – at the suggestion of a sister.

With luck, he was in Stella Adler’s class in her dramatic Workshop.

One of the founding members of the Group Theatre in New York, Stella created the
Group and was committed to a modern, naturalistic American theatre that saw a
connection to their goals and the traditions of the Yiddish theatre.

She believed ‘Your life is one-millionth of what you know. Your talent is your
imagination’.

Bud identified with this.

Recognizing Bud’s talent, Stella became the nurturing and supportive mother that
Dodie couldn’t be and the Adlers made him an honorary Jew.

He leaned Yiddish, read the classics --- ‘he found his tribe’.

‘I was never educated until I was exposed to Jews. I was introduced to a sense
of culture’, Brando is quoted.

He also developed a relationship with Stella’s daughter, Ellen, who became one
of his great loves.

But Ellen understood that no woman would be first in Brando’s heart. There would
be no proposal.

‘There was a lot of f**king going on and I was in the thick of it’, Brando
remembered about that time.

Now calling himself Marlon, he acted to survive but sex made him happy and
that’s all that mattered to him as he compulsively pursued sex.

‘He’d make his women indulge him in ways that his mother never did and then
punish them for doing so by rejecting them’, writes the author.

It was a pattern that almost destroyed him and damaged the women.

He chased girls, slept with gay men. He spent weekends with Ellen but during the
week, led a wild life.

He began an affair with a window dresser, Celia, who became pregnant but agreed
to an abortion.

‘I was killing myself and nearly killing everybody around me’, Brando said.

He ran into Wally Cox, his childhood friend, in the Village who confessed that
he was turned on by sadomasochism but never tried it.

Marlon encouraged him to set up a trapeze in front of a mirror and have girls
whip him so he could watch himself.

Being sexually happy was all that matter to Brando.

Years of psychotherapy helped him focus on ‘the dark paralyzing memories of
childhood and he was diagnosed as ‘psychoneurotic’ with ‘a chronic anxiety that
stopped short of delusions or hallucinations’.

The condition created panic attacks, depression and paranoia – despite the
merry-go-round of sex he was on.

The post-traumatic stress of his youth left him in hell and consumed by a fear
that he was being destroyed by his fame.

He just wished to be a ‘normal person’ so he fled from the press and hid from
the public.

He only made movies because of a promise to his dying mother that he would. It
was her dream to be an actress.

While he had women he truly loved, he considered marriage to be ‘bourgeois’.

‘It was only in the arms of strong, passionate women that Marlon ever found
refuge from his childhood trauma’, writes Mann.

In his later years, he realized he had to forgive his father if he was going to
get on with his life.

But he believed there was a curse on him, the baby of the family.

The ‘sins of the father’ had come back to haunt him and his many children who
didn’t live with him.

He just had to learn how to love them.




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super70s
2019-10-22 15:12:21 UTC
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Post by Miloch
How sex-obsessed Marlon Brando broke binary rules and felt no shame sleeping
with both women and men - including Richard Pryor
more at
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7581501/Marlon-Brando-felt-no-
shame-having-sex-men-women-new-bio-reveals.html
*Marlon Brando was not a guilt-ridden homosexual but utterly at ease with
sleeping with men or women, writes author William J. Mann in The Contender
Marlon Brando changed the way actors thought about their craft, but The
Godfather star was never beloved because he was a rebel who thumbed his nose
at Hollywood.
His real passion was for social justice, women and sex.
"When I awake in the morning, the first thing I think about is, "Who am I
going to f*ck today? -- even if there was a woman sleeping beside him," writes
author William J. Mann in The Contender, The Story of Marlon Brando,
published by Harper.
Brando needed different girlfriends for different days of the week.
He slept with the wives of his friends, parked his car around the corner,
scaled the fence and snuck in the back way -- believing married women were
even more exciting to pursue.
He'd say he'd be faithful but he never could stop his tom-catting. But Brando
didn't restrict himself to women.
And he wasn't a guilt-ridden homosexual but utterly at ease with sleeping
either sex.
Girls and boys, straight and gay were besotted with Bud who exuded raw
sexuality from an early age.
While at Shattuck Military academy, Bud slept with another young man on campus.
"The relationship was nothing extraordinary; sexual play between cadets at
military schools was not uncommon," writes Mann.
"Let's say sex has no sex," Brando later stated acknowledging sex with men.
Living was sex with whom and when you wanted -- girls, gay men and he
preferred inconsequential sex and took advantage of it.
Occasionally escaping the city for Provincetown, an artist colony out on the
tip of Cape Cod where "gender and sex were rather fluid," Marlon slept with men.
Back in New York, he was juggling three girlfriends: the tall willowy Ellen
Adler, Celia, a window dresser who seemed like a mother substitute, and
Blossom Plumb, a gorgeous petite blonde in Brando's acting class.
But even the merry-go-round got to him when he would walk through Grand
Central Station and women would open their blouses and show him their breasts.
The petite, dark-eyed actress Rita Moreno met Brando on the 20th Century Fox
lot when her star was on the rise and she was mesmerized by his perfume and
found him "swaggeringly irresistible."
She was his type -- dark, vibrant, earthy, sensual and they quickly became
lovers.
"To say that he was a great lover," Moreno revealed, "sensual, generous,
delightfully inventive -- would be gravely understating what he did not only
to my body but for my soul."
He awakened her political conscience but initially kept their relationship
clandestine while he had a blistering affair with Josanne Mariani, a pretty
19-year old French girl and asked her to marry him which he had no intention
of doing.
According to several sources Brando and Marilyn had a romance in 1955
following her divorce from Joe DiMaggio and before her marriage to Arthur
Miller in December of that year,
"Monroe was hardly Marlon's type but she had an earthy sense of humor that
he would have liked," writes Mann.
Knowing that he could seduce any woman he wanted, he did.
"I had a lot of affairs. Far too many to describe me as a perfectly normal,
reasonable, intelligent person," Brando is quoted.
Jill Banner, an actress who met Brando when she had a bit part in the film,
Candy, began a relationship with the actor, but their love affair suffered
from Brando's multiple flings and her feeling that he was manipulative and
selfish. There were rumors that she was also sleeping with his son, Christian.
When he thought he would reconnect with her, she was killed in an auto accident.
He later acknowledged that she was the only woman he really ever loved.
After his death, lovers came out of the woodwork: Richard Pryor's widow
claimed the comedian had an affair with the actor as did record producer
Quincy Jones who was quoted as saying 'He'd f**k a mailbox.'
"It was the 70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did
enough cocaine, you'd f*ck a radiator and send it flowers in the morning,"
Pryor's widow, Jennifer Lee told TMZ.
He could never tell a woman he loved her -- all thanks to his father who gave
him no love and was "a card-carrying pr*ck," a silent, brooding, angry man,"
Mann writes.
Brando never really escaped that trauma created by his father who beat him
and his mother.
He was never exorcised from the post-traumatic stress that followed -- despite
years of psychotherapy.
Marlon Brando Sr. "was the golem that stomped across the geography of my
psyche," Mann quotes Brando.
Bud, as Marlon was called, was born in Omaha in spring of 1924, but the
family -- along with his three older sisters -- moved to Evanston, Illinois when
he was six so that Marlon Sr., a traveling salesman, could be closer to company
headquarters.
But it had been in the wheat fields and open landscape of Omaha that Bud grew
close to his mother, Dodie Pennebaker Brando, who had the soul of an artist.
She sculpted, wrote poetry, acted and was "just someone who saw the beauty in
life."
She taught him to love nature, the frogs and tadpoles in the creek, the
sunsets, "the magic of the universe."
Dodie's disintegration was the sole reason Bud Brando would later turn to
women for solace.
But with his father's miserliness, boozing and anger, that rage came to
define heir lives and they lived in fear.
Bud called his father a "whore f**ker" because he paid $5 to a bellboy for a
pint of whiskey and hooker while on the road.
Brando Sr.'s tirades screamed "blame, shame and punishment that had no
relationship to the crime," writes Mann.
Dodie tried to defend her son from these tirades but it was futile and
affection was nonexistent from Marlon Sr.
Dodie took to the bottle and swallowed some pills in a suicide attempt but
she recovered and soon left the tortured home.
Bud never forgave his father for the torment.
The intolerable home life made Bud "an exploding firecracker."
"He carried a knife and slashed tires. He shot his BB gun through the screens
of his house hitting a man in the neck," writes Mann.
Dodie came back to the fold but she hadn't quit her drinking.
Marlon Sr. brought her home one night drunk, carried her upstairs and began
beating her.
Bud heard the punches, raced upstairs and promised to kill his father if he
hit her again.
So he was sent off to Shattuck Military Academy in Minnesota -- "to straighten
out."
There he was introduced to drama classes and encouragement from the head of
the English Department, Duke Wagner, who championed cadet Bud Brando.
Something mysterious happened in their relationship that has never been
revealed and they never spoke again.
Duke would later be expelled for having relationships with cadets.
Bud had his own sexual flings with men on campus, cadets and made no
judgments about anyone else's sexuality.
"He was a man utterly at ease with his fluid sexuality, someone who blithely
disregarded the binaries of love and gender," writes Mann.
Bud was expelled but the best was yet to come.
He finally escaped the Midwest and headed for New York City and drama classes
at the New School -- at the suggestion of a sister.
With luck, he was in Stella Adler's class in her dramatic Workshop.
One of the founding members of the Group Theatre in New York, Stella created
the Group and was committed to a modern, naturalistic American theatre that
saw a connection to their goals and the traditions of the Yiddish theatre.
She believed "Your life is one-millionth of what you know. Your talent is
your imagination."
Bud identified with this.
Recognizing Bud's talent, Stella became the nurturing and supportive mother
that Dodie couldn't be and the Adlers made him an honorary Jew.
He leaned Yiddish, read the classics -- "he found his tribe."
"I was never educated until I was exposed to Jews. I was introduced to a
sense of culture," Brando is quoted.
He also developed a relationship with Stella's daughter, Ellen, who became
one of his great loves.
But Ellen understood that no woman would be first in Brando's heart. There
would be no proposal.
"There was a lot of f**king going on and I was in the thick of it," Brando
remembered about that time.
Now calling himself Marlon, he acted to survive but sex made him happy and
that's all that mattered to him as he compulsively pursued sex.
"He'd make his women indulge him in ways that his mother never did and then
punish them for doing so by rejecting them," writes the author.
It was a pattern that almost destroyed him and damaged the women.
He chased girls, slept with gay men. He spent weekends with Ellen but during
the week, led a wild life.
He began an affair with a window dresser, Celia, who became pregnant but
agreed to an abortion.
"I was killing myself and nearly killing everybody around me," Brando said.
He ran into Wally Cox, his childhood friend, in the Village who confessed
that he was turned on by sadomasochism but never tried it.
Marlon encouraged him to set up a trapeze in front of a mirror and have girls
whip him so he could watch himself.
LOL, this has to be the most jawdropping thing in the entire crazy
article.
Post by Miloch
Being sexually happy was all that mattered to Brando.
Years of psychotherapy helped him focus on "the dark paralyzing memories of
childhood" and he was diagnosed as "psychoneurotic" with "a chronic anxiety
that stopped short of delusions or hallucinations."
The condition created panic attacks, depression and paranoia -- despite the
merry-go-round of sex he was on.
The post-traumatic stress of his youth left him in hell and consumed by a
fear that he was being destroyed by his fame.
He just wished to be a "normal person" so he fled from the press and hid from
the public.
He only made movies because of a promise to his dying mother that he would.
It was her dream to be an actress.
While he had women he truly loved, he considered marriage to be "bourgeois."
"It was only in the arms of strong, passionate women that Marlon ever found
refuge from his childhood trauma," writes Mann.
In his later years, he realized he had to forgive his father if he was going
to get on with his life.
But he believed there was a curse on him, the baby of the family.
The "sins of the father" had come back to haunt him and his many children
who didn't live with him.
He just had to learn how to love them.
Miloch
2019-10-22 15:19:42 UTC
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In article <super70s-***@reader01.eternal-september.org>,
super70s says...
Post by super70s
Post by Miloch
How sex-obsessed Marlon Brando broke binary rules and felt no shame sleeping
with both women and men - including Richard Pryor
weekends with Ellen but during
Post by super70s
Post by Miloch
the week, led a wild life.
He began an affair with a window dresser, Celia, who became pregnant but
agreed to an abortion.
"I was killing myself and nearly killing everybody around me," Brando said.
He ran into Wally Cox, his childhood friend, in the Village who confessed
that he was turned on by sadomasochism but never tried it.
Marlon encouraged him to set up a trapeze in front of a mirror and have girls
whip him so he could watch himself.
LOL, this has to be the most jawdropping thing in the entire crazy
article.
Ya...tough to imagine "Mr Peepers" doing that but then Wally Cox was prolly
stranger than fiction in personal preferences.



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super70s
2019-10-22 17:08:35 UTC
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Post by Miloch
super70s says...
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Post by Miloch
How sex-obsessed Marlon Brando broke binary rules and felt no shame sleeping
with both women and men - including Richard Pryor
weekends with Ellen but during
Post by super70s
Post by Miloch
the week, led a wild life.
He began an affair with a window dresser, Celia, who became pregnant but
agreed to an abortion.
"I was killing myself and nearly killing everybody around me," Brando said.
He ran into Wally Cox, his childhood friend, in the Village who confessed
that he was turned on by sadomasochism but never tried it.
Marlon encouraged him to set up a trapeze in front of a mirror and have girls
whip him so he could watch himself.
LOL, this has to be the most jawdropping thing in the entire crazy
article.
Ya...tough to imagine "Mr Peepers" doing that but then Wally Cox was prolly
stranger than fiction in personal preferences.
Early example of revenge of the nerds I guess.

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