Tootsie (1982) is a comedy directed by Sydney Pollack about Michael Dorsey/ Dorothy Michaels (Dustin Hoffman), a temperamental, struggling actor who decides to impersonate a woman in order to get a part on a soap opera, then learns firsthand what it is like to be treated like a woman, all while falling in love with a co-star, Julie (Jessica Lange).
You’ll have more empathy for others if you put yourself in their shoes.
Michael: “I just did it for the work. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody, especially you.”
Julie: “I miss Dorothy.”
Michael: “You don’t have to. She’s right here. And she misses you. Look, you don’t know me from Adam. But I was a better man with you as a woman than I ever was with a woman as a man. You know what I mean? I just gotta learn to do it without the dress.”
- Thirty years ago, ‘Tootsie’ made us laugh — and think (northjersey.com)