As the story goes Dan (the father) is embarrassed and won't let the child around Dan's friends, even going to far as to scold Roseanne for encouraging the practice.
"Roseanne, isn't two daughters enough?"
To which Roseanne responds,
"Well Dan, Darlene was a pirate for three years and you didn't have a problem with that." (Paraphrased)
Darlene is a tomboy of the show, at least in the early years.
The story continues on, along with the usual sitcom antics one would expect. The end of the show has Dan finally accepting that fact that his only son wants to be a witch for Halloween and goes so far as the buy him another broom.
Pretty mild by today's standards, but certainly ahead of its time in the early 90s
It provides further evidence that gender questioning isn't "a new thing" whipped up by todays "confused kids". Extra points for Roseanne calling out the double standard with regards to Darlenes tomboyish behavior.
I suppose an alternative answer to Dan's question about "two daughters being enough", she could have grinned and said,
"Yeah, Becky and D.J." Thus leaving Darlene out of the equation.
It's getting out there, there's sections of society who don't give a rat's ass about gender norms and clothing - not sure who this guitarist is but I like his skirt!Sinned wrote: ↑Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:45 pmI note that David Walliam's book "The Boy in a dress" has been turned into a stage show. There already is a film on it. Maybe the message is ( VERY ) slowly getting out there. Sometimes deeply ingrained perceptions can take time to change, like trying to stop a runaway train.
We may see more men in skirts protesting against not being able to wear shorts, such a thing never would have happened before, a lot of employers now shrug their shoulders and say if you want to wear a skirt, go ahead... so slowly opinions are changing
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Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
a film directed by Shirley MacLaine.
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It's the same film, the title likely changed based on the region it was being shown in. This is common cinematic practise.Uncle Al wrote: ↑Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:59 pmI tried to look up this film on IMDB.com but ended up with the title - BRUNO. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123003/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 a film directed by Shirley MacLaine.
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From the same thread, I really like this one -
And this one isn't bad either