The movie Tootsie not only reflects increasing American tolerance of androgyny in both men and women, but also celebrates an old-fashioned ideal of self-discipline, an ideal implicit in a male incarcerating himself within the prison of femininity and learning from it . It is an achievement of the modernist temper.
Wagner, C. Roland
"Tootsie, Feminism, and the Modern Self,"
Syracuse Scholar (1979-1991): Vol. 5
, Article 7.
Available at: https://surface.syr.edu/suscholar/vol5/iss1/7