Dottie Gets Spanked (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dottie Gets Spanked (1993)





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A young boy becomes enamored with a Lucille Ball-like television star -- much to the chagrin of his conservative, 1950s suburban parents -- in this short film from Far From Heaven director Todd Haynes. Though six-year-old Steven Gale (J. Evan Bonifant) loves nothing more than to watch his favorite television starlet, Dottie Frank (Julie Halston), on the "The Dottie Frank Show," the small-screen comedy is generally considered to be for girls, and his parents begin to ponder his sexuality. When Steven wins a contest to visit Dottie on the set, the young fan is suddenly prompted to look deep within himself to realize who he really is.


J. Evan Bonifant
as Steven Gale
Barbara Garrick
as Lorraine Gale
Harriet Harris
as Sharon's Mother
Adam Arkin
as Dick Gordon
Robert Pall
as Steven's Father

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One of those movies in the same genre as "Welcome to the Dollhouse" that portrays the alienating, excruciating experience that was childhood in the seventies. This little gem portrays the nascense of our young protagonist's spanking fetish, complete with awkward run-ins with the kid's parents and close-ups on little girls butts... and then abruptly ends. My DVD also has another film in the special features produced by a Todd Haynes, a spoof on the clay-mation Davey & Goliath, that I actually liked more than Dottie Gets Spanked.

Fenris Ulf
Fenris Ulf

The trials and tribulations of a so-called Femanino. This short film brings you to a place in childhood that deals with shame, embarrassment and curiosity related to interests one may have that is unlike the others.

Patrick Dolan
Patrick Dolan

Super Reviewer

Mildly provocative look at childhood sexual development that's worth exactly 30 minutes of your life.

Yama Rahyar
Yama Rahyar

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