Tootsie Film Summary & Analysis

Sydney Pollack
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Michael's Costume

Michael's costume for his assumed role of Dorothy Michaels symbolizes his desperation for money and his exploration of his feminine side. Michael is desperate to raise money so his roommate, Jeff, can finance his play, which has a perfect part in it for Michael. After discovering from his agent, George Fields, that Michael will not be able to get a job in the city as himself, Michael decides to dress up and impersonate a woman, so that he can try out for a job that his friend, Sally, was rejected for earlier the same morning.

Michael, concerned about money and his reputation, wins a job as a woman on a daytime soap opera. However, since he won the part while dressed as a woman, he is forced to keep the truth from everyone, including Julie, a colleague with whom he falls in love. The costume helps...

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