Tootsie (1982)

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  • Would I Lie to You? Working


New York actor Michael Dorsey has difficulty finding work because he is so dedicated and demanding about acting. In desperation, he decides to dress as a woman and, posing as an actress named Dorothy Michaels, audition for a female role on the highly popular daytime soap opera 'Southwest General'. As Dorothy, he gets the role and soon makes considerable changes to things in the show's hospital and on the set, standing up to the chauvinist doctor character and to the womanising television director. Michael's private life becomes hectic and confusing, as Dorothy becomes a big success while he tries to keep his secret from everyone but his flatmate Jeff. Worst of all, Michael is falling in love with his co-star Julie, whose father is falling in love with Dorothy.

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