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Dottie Gets Spanked (1993)

Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked (made post-Poison and pre-Safe) is a stylized, bittersweet nod to his childhood fascination with I ... See full summary »

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Steven Gale (as Evan Bonifant)
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Lorraine Gale
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Dottie Frank
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Steven's Father
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Sharon's Mother (as Harriet Harris)
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Sharon
Rhea Silver-Smith ...
Darcy
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Lindsay Rodio ...
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Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked (made post-Poison and pre-Safe) is a stylized, bittersweet nod to his childhood fascination with I Love Lucy. Deep in the heart of pre-hippie 1960s America, young artistically-inclined Steven Gale is obsessed with Dottie Frank, wacky star of the eponymous hit sitcom The Dottie Show. While his mother gently encourages the boy's fixation, his father grows increasingly frustrated by his son's apparently "sissified" interests. This provocative, heartfelt mini-feature anticipates Haynes' Oscar-nominated Far From Heaven with its excavation of placid mid-century surfaces and deeply-buried emotions. Written by Anonymous

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5 October 1993 (USA)  »

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For those of us who thought we were "That Girl!"
20 September 1999 | by (san diego) – See all my reviews

A resonant stroke of illumination brought to us in living color by none other, none more informed, than the gifted Todd Haynes. This Ma Vie en Rouge predates the French ROSE by five years and comes in at less than a third of the running time.

Haynes' is a lingering soul kiss, darker, individualistic, willful and startlingly relevant. Viva Sissy Power!


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