Tootsie To Wong Foo... Connie And Carla

  |  Buy to Own: 02/10/2006
  |  314 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set containing three popular cross-gender-based comedies. In 'Tootsie' (1982), Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is an unemployed actor with a reputation for being 'difficult'. Desperate for work, Michael dresses up in drag in an attempt to land a part in a daytime soap as a mature woman. He succeeds, and achieves instant fame as Dorothea Michaels. However, complications develop when he falls in love with Julie, a female cast member (Jessica Lange), while simultaneously having to fend off the amorous advances of both Julie's father (Charles Durning) and male actors on the set. In 'To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar' (1995), travelling to a drag queen beauty pageant in Hollywood, three New York 'girls' find themselves in for a shock when their car breaks down in the midwestern town of Snydesville. Just how dull can one town be? Never mind, they decide to make the best of it and set about bringing a little glitz and glamour into the lives of the staid local citizenry. Tough guy actors Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo don wigs and shave their legs as they take the lead roles in this unconventional comedy. Finally, 'Connie and Carla' (2004) is an exuberant gender-bending comedy punctuated with musical numbers, starring Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette as best friends Connie and Carla. The two women have always dreamed of fame and fortune, but are instead stuck with a career on the bottom rung of the showbiz ladder, playing Chicago's wine bar circuit and approaching middle age fast. After witnessing the murder of a nightclub owner, the pair are forced to go on the run and conceal their true identities; by posing as drag queens in a gay club. The act gets complicated when Connie finds herself falling in love with Jeff (David Duchovny), a straight guy who comes to the club to look for his cross-dressing brother.