Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call herself Doctor, and as her popularity grows a local reporter starts digging for the truth. Problem is, the more he is around her the more he fancies her. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <email@example.com>
Dreams do come true...sometimes.
See more »
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for mild language and sex related dialogue, and momentary sensuality
See all certifications »
Did You Know?
The TV advertisements specifically promoted this film as a "date movie" for male-female couples. "Real people" were interviewed outside early screenings, with each of the women commenting on how their husbands loved the picture and loved Dolly Parton
. This strategy failed to take off, however, as "Straight Talk" garnered mainly an audience of women and Parton's devotees. See more
When Shirlee is on the Zim Zimmerman show, Zim asks her if she thinks her advice could potentially be harmful. When she is responding, the camera operator is seen walking closer to allow the camera to zoom in on her. Yet when the scene cuts to the control room, the cameras on Shirlee are all steady, not zooming in. See more
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon
Get down off the cross, honey. Somebody needs the wood.
References Captain Kangaroo
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton See more