Something Special (1986)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Nov 14, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Paul Brenner

Pamela Segall gives a winning performance in this gender-bending comedy about a girl who wants to be a boy and gets her wish. 14-year-old Milly Niceman's "deepest, darkest heart's desire" is to be a boy, as she feels that boys' lives are simpler and more interesting than girls' lives. After her best friend's brother sells her an "eclipse powder," she wakes up in the middle of the night to discover that she has grown a penis. When she becomes a boy, calling herself Willy, she finds that her girlfriend has now developed an amorous interest in him/her. Willy also makes friends with a handicapped boy named Alfie (Eric Gurry), who also confesses his "unnatural desires" for Willy. Finding that being a boy is as confusing as being a girl, Willy wishes upon a star to be changed back to a girl.



boy, girl, jealousy, magic, potion, role-switching, teenagers, transformation