Yes, Marlon Brando slept with men, and other highlights from the Quincy Jones interview that has Twitter reeling
Richard Pryor’s widow has confirmed that the late comedian slept with late actor Marlon Brando. The confirmation comes after record producer Quincy Jones let slip about their fling in an interview with Vulture magazine.hollywood Updated: Feb 08, 2018 18:07 IST
Richard Pryor’s widow has confirmed that the late comedian slept with late actor Marlon Brando. The confirmation comes after record producer Quincy Jones let slip about their fling in an interview with Vulture magazine.
Responding to reports of her late husband’s encounter with the Oscar-winning star of The Godfather, Jennifer Lee Pryor wrote on Twitter: “If you listen to Richard’s comedy -- the early stuff -- he was way ahead of his time on gay rights”, before adding that in the seventies “everyone was bi!”, and using the hashtag “#noshame”.
Jones also claimed that Brando had slept with the singer Marvin Gaye, and with novelist James Baldwin.
Jones said: “Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his a** off. He was the most charming motherf***er you ever met. He’d f**k anything. Anything! He’d f**k a mailbox.”
If you listen to Richard's comedy---the early stuff---he was way ahead of his time on gay rights!!! #noshame— Jennifer Lee Pryor (@JenniferLPryor) February 8, 2018
Brando, who died in 2004, had occasionally spoken about his same-sex encounters, but had never named Richard as a partner.
In a 1976 interview, the actor told a French journalist: “Homosexuality is so much in fashion, it no longer makes news. Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed.”
Best stuff from those two Quincy Jones interviews:— Nikhil Sonnad (@nkl) February 7, 2018
—"Everybody" bought heroin from Malcolm X
—Quincy dated Ivanka Trump
—Marlon Brando slept with James Baldwin, Richard Pryor, Marvin Gaye
—Leni Riefenstahl dated Goebbels
—The Beatles were "the worst musicians in the world"
Quincy Jones: Michael Jackson was greedy. The Beatles sucked. Jimi Hendrix was afraid. Marlon Brando had sex with James Baldwin. Cyndi Lauper is a diva. U2 is over the hill. Tevin Campbell is underrated. Trump is an "idiot." And I used to date Ivanka. https://t.co/px9EmAkqEA— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 7, 2018
Jennifer Lee was the fourth of the comedian’s six wives, having married him in 1981 and divorced him the following year, but later remarried the star in 2001 and remained with him until his death in 2005.
Marlon Brando (kneeling in the the rain): Hey PRYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 8, 2018
Just seeing this. Richard Pryor's widow confirms that he slept with Marlon Brando (this is after Quincy Jones told @vulture that they slept together)...her quote is incredible. https://t.co/X5BBPwlNGk pic.twitter.com/T1Sqon52iP— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 7, 2018
Marlon Brando? I haven’t heard that name in years. pic.twitter.com/QpBEPU4cmt— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) February 7, 2018
I wanna play Richard Pryor in a biopic so I can smash Marlon Brando and make him say "yussss" in that godfather voice— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) February 7, 2018
Marlon Brando was really America’s Oberyn Martell— Neither-Noir, Shaman King⋆ (@play_on_verbs) February 7, 2018
Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson shared a driveway on Mulholland for decades. It's where Roman Polanski raped a girl, Christian Brando shot his sister's lover, and evidently Marlon fucked anything that moved. This place was spoken of with drug-addled reverence in L.A. in the 70s.— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) February 7, 2018
The thought of Marlon Brando telling Richard Pryor to bust that bussy open has me on the floor.— king crissle (@crissles) February 7, 2018
If any of you also slept with Marlon Brando I want to hear about it.— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) February 7, 2018
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First Published: Feb 08, 2018 18:05 IST