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.
Rating: NR
Genre: Comedy , Drama , Television
Directed By: Todd Haynes
Written By: Todd Haynes
In Theaters: wide
On DVD:
Runtime:

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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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