PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
The film was part of a breakthrough cycle of mainstream Hollywood studio movies featuring gay partnerships and drag characters. Others included Making Love (1982), Cruising (1980), Partners (1982), Victor Victoria (1982) and Personal Best (1982).
Mrs. Crawley, Amy's Nanny:
Dorothy Michaels: Oh, my stars!
Julie: Dorothy, this is Mrs. Crowley. She helps me with Amy.
Mrs. Crawley, Amy's Nanny: THAT CHILD WILL NEVER LEARN ANYTHING IF...
Julie: Thank you, Mrs. Crowley.
Julie: She scares the shit out of me.
In the party scene, when Michael (out of drag) meets Julie and lays "the line" on her, she throws a drink in his face. The drink hits the back of the man behind them. The man jumps, but doesn't turn around. When Michael turns to dry his face on the man's coat, the coat is dry - and Julie's glass still has champagne in it.
Dustin Hoffman is credited twice: Dustin Hoffman .... Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman .... Dorothy Michaels
$5,540,470 (USA) (19 December 1982)
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