Sep 17, 1993 · Directed by Todd Haynes. With J. Evan Bonifant, Barbara Garrick, Julie Halston, Robert Pall. An artistic six-year-old boy in 1960s America is obsessed with The Dotty Show. His father is concerned about the show's queering influence, especially the boy's fascination with a spanking scene.7.4/10(787). Nov 24, 2017 · A spectacular early short film by Todd Haynes post Poison, pre Safe. I absolutely love this film and its bold topic choice, dealing with early roots of sexual urges that are subsequently repressed.
In this clip from director Todd Haynes' Dottie Gets Spanked, Stevie (Evan Bonifant) watches his favorite actress, Dottie (Julie Halston) take control of a scene in which her sitcom character gets spanked. 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 Category: Comedy, Drama, Television.
Jul 02, 2014 · Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked (made post-Poison and pre-Safe) is a stylized, bittersweet nod to his childhood fascination with I Love Lucy.Deep in the heart of pre-hippie 1960s America, young artistically-inclined Steven Gale is obsessed with Dottie Frank, wacky star of the eponymous hit sitcom The Dottie Show.4/5(3).