Monday, July 15, 2013

Tootsie, again

After this video went viral on Facebook, where Dustin Hoffman is talking about his tendency to dismiss unattractive women, I was curious to see Tootsie again. I hadn't realized I had seen it as recently as 2007 until I happened to check this blog.

As I did in '07, I thought this was a cute movie that holds up. There is a naive homophobia and transphobia at work, but I didn't feel offended by it. It just felt old-fashioned. Not hostile.

As for the feminism in the movie, that seemed old-fashioned and simplistic as well. But I guess you have to put it in the context of the times, the early 80s, when women were still new to the workforce... All in all, an enjoyable romp down memory lane.

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