What happens when a man turned into a woman doesn’t measure up to his own image of what a woman should look like to be beautiful? BIG LESSONS, that’s what — and some tears.
In early makeup tests, when Dustin Hoffman met himself as his female character Dorothy Michaels in TOOTSIE, he asked for the makeup artists to make him
“more beautiful”. Watch what happens next to Dustin Hoffman. Profound.
At 01:43 – He shares that in response to wanting to be more beautiful as a woman, the makeup artists said ”That’s it. We’ve done it. This is as good as it gets.”
At 02:13 – Dustin was moved to tears when he got home and told his wife:
“I think I’m an interesting woman – and I know if I met myself at a party, I would never talk to my character because she doesn’t fulfill physically the demands that
we’re brought up to think women have to have in order for us to ask them out.”
At 02:37 – he begins to tear-up at the thought of this travesty:
“There are too many interesting women I have not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed … and that was never a comedy for me.”
Just WOW. So how do we break the trance of that brainwash?? Have you broken that trance yourself? If so, tell me about it.
Listening to the numerous stories of women in the Speaking of Beauty web-series made a huge difference for me. Click here to watch them: http://speakingofbeauty.tv/videos/
Listening and sharing many stories from many women of all ages, races and backgrounds is one of the best ways for me to expand my view of women and beauty. What’s yours?
The lessons from movies, plays and books have always been the most important aspect of entertainment for me. Actors with deep perceptions are the actors we wait for. We slog through so many mediocre performances in movies and TV shows and now web-series waiting for the actors that have soul and will teach us what is means to be a real human being. Since that’s their friggin’ job. Thank GOD, Dustin Hoffman was the one who played Dorothy Michaels in TOOTSIE.