Movie of the Year: 1982 – Tootsie

Movie of the Year: 1982


Is Tootsie too cringey to be 1982’s Movie of the Year?

Tootsie has every reason to be one of the most uncomfortable movies we have covered. It’s about crossdressing and gender and it is forty years old. However, the movie manages to handle sensitive subject matter with a lot of grace considering it is the same age most people are when they decide, “I’m going to give hate a try.” Is it perfect in its depiction of gender? No, but we’ve all seen movies which came out recently that do a worse job.

Remember Showgirls? That has nothing to do with anything I have been talking about, I was just thinking: “Man, remember Showgirls?”

Plus, Tootsie has incredible performances. At the core of the film is a very talented cast who are clearly getting the most out of each other. Sounds like a certain podcast we all listen to…that’s right, Joe Rogan. Of course I am kidding — we would never listen to podcasts. Now, please listen to this podcast!

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