Something Special (1986)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Nov 14, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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In this sometimes light-hearted and sometimes serious look at what it means to be male or female, 14-year-old Milly (Pamela Segall) gets a new perspective on the gender wars when she decides she'd rather switch than fight. On the threshold of womanhood, Milly is convinced boys have easier and less complicated lives. Thanks to some hocus-pocus and an eclipse, Milly wakes up one morning to discover she's now Willy. While her parents are understandably confused, Willy proceeds to learn all the cuss words and mannerisms required for acceptance in the world of young boys. One problem arises when Alfie (Eric Gurry) befriends Willy, who does some soul-searching regarding his sexual orientation when he finds Willy quite appealing. Milly's transition is not permanent but the situations he/she creates raise universal questions and give cause for thought.



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