And a crew member came up to me and said I brought a friend of mine. Can I introduce him to you as your character, Dorothy Michaels, see if we can fool him? And I said sure, go ahead. And he brought the guy over and the guy didn't know anything about the movie.
He knew that Jessica Lange was in it. And he looked me up and down in such a blunt, painful way. I felt like I was a Venetian blind.
You know, he just shut the blind and looked and said, you know, where's Jessica Lange? And that happened. Guys started to do that, with crew - crew guys with their friends. And I said to my wife after a few times, I said I cannot believe that men - and I included myself - could be that callous and in a sense erase a human being who didn't fulfill their ideas of what attractive is.
And my wife said to me - I remember in that conversation she says, what do you mean? I said, well, if I met myself at a party, I wouldn't have come up to me. And I think I'm a very interesting woman. And I got emotional at that moment.
chortly: In their defense(ish), men also treat other men -- particularly those lower down on the totem pole or from whom they don't need anything -- in a similar way, ignoring each other as much as possible while still getting done whatever needed to get done.
nacho fries: About five years after "Tootsie" was made, Mr. Hoffman quite blantantly made a sexual pass at a friend of mine, who at the time was 23 years old, and conventionally attractive. She was working as an assistant on one of his projects.
So, I guess his sympathy toward invisible women didn't prevent him from being a stereotypical perv.
nacho fries: I was using "perv" in the colloquial sense.
nacho fries: It's interesting that you specified "pretty" in your description. Does her prettiness play into your clinical diagnosis that he's not a perv?
EmpressCallipygos: her attractiveness plays into the likelihood of his being attracted to her.
So it was her fault and Dustin Hoffman couldn't help himself?
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