Tootsie Film Summary & Analysis

Sydney Pollack
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Essay Questions

What does Michael Dorsey do for a living and how does his livelihood contribute to his character?

Why does Fields tell Michael he can't get him a job and why?

How does Michael decide to find a job on his own?

What is the relationship between Dorothy and Julie?

Sandy and Michael have a relationship - what is it? Is Michael fair to their friendship?

Why doesn't Michael tell Sandy about his new job?

How does Michael finally reveal his true identity? Is this the best way to have done so? Why or Why not?

What kind of role does Dorothy take on in relationship to American women and their identities? Might the revelation that Dorothy is a man lessen the impact of the character on women viewers?

What does Les's ring symbolize?

What is the film saying about gender roles in America?

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