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130 Ratings

Dottie Gets Spanked

Directed by Todd Haynes
United States, 1993
Short, Avant-Garde, LGBT+


Deep in the heart of pre-hippie 1960s America, young artistically-inclined Steven Gale is obsessed with Dottie Frank, wacky star of the eponymous hit sitcom The Dottie Show.

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Dottie Gets Spanked Directed by Todd Haynes

Critics reviews

What’s most interesting about the short is Haynes’ effortless portrayal of the divide between childhood and adult impulses. He ably conveys the time it takes for new ideas and behaviors to take hold, simply showing the beginnings of sexual, emotional, and other of life’s choices as they plant their seeds in his protagonist’s mind.
July 01, 2002
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