Antonio Lopez was one of the most influential people in the fashion world, although almost no one outside it has heard of him. And this documentary is designed to set the record straight, as it were. It’s a lively, skilfully assembled portrait of a vibrant artist whose life and work made an indelible mark not just within fashion circles but in pop culture at large.
Released in 1982 and directed by Sydnery Pollack, Tootsie follows the gender-bending adventures of a man who disguises himself as a woman in attempt to get work as an actor. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange, the film won an Oscar for best supporting Actress and a Golden Globe for best Actor.