Was Marlon Brando or Elvis Better at Sex? Rita Moreno Will Tell You

This piece was inspired by an episode of The Cooler, KQED’s weekly pop culture podcast. Give it a listen!

Rita Moreno is a delightful gem of a human. Most of us have known this for quite some time. Those that didn't received the message loud and clear, when she showed up to this year's Oscars wearing the same dress she wore when she won for her work in West Side Story back in 1962. Usually, presenters nervously walk to the mic and bore us with pre-scripted banter. But not Rita.

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Last week, Rita visited The Wendy Williams Show and turned another snoozy medium -- the daytime talk show interview -- into must-see television. Wendy asked questions so nosy they border on rude (that's her brand after all), but the 86-year-old EGOT legend didn't bat a lash and spilled all the salacious details about her past-hookups.

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On her eight-year romance with Marlon Brando: "He slayed me good 'cause he was the king of everything. EEEEEVERYTHING! He was really one of the most sexual men on Earth."

Rita eventually caught Marlon cheating, and went on a date with none other than Elvis to get even. When asked who was the better lover, Rita did not mince words: "Oh, honey, that's like a two-year-old and the king. [Elvis wasn't good.] Bless his heart. He was a sweet fellow. He was very shy, a handsome boy. But you know, Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando? Come on! Amateur night!"

Mind you, she said all of this in front of her daughter. What an icon.

I dare you to watch this and not be completely charmed:

This piece was inspired by an episode of The Cooler, KQED’s weekly pop culture podcast. Give it a listen!

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