RUSH: Dustin Hoffman was in an interview. We just found this recently, but it took place in 2012. He was interviewed for the American Film Institute. You know, he played a woman in the movie "Tootsie." Did you see that movie? Did you like it? Yeah. You know, he had to take a steam shower every day to shave in order to carry off this role. So he said, anyway. Have you ever taken a steam shower? Yeah, but have you ever shaved in there? It is the closest shave you'll ever get. You should try it. It's the closest shave. I know you're one of these buff guys that do that. Oh, you don't? Okay. Well, then your face, whatever, you shave your face? I'm telling you, you don't need any shaving cream.
Anyway, it's Dustin Hoffman, and he starts getting choked up in this interview because he was brainwashed all of his life to only be attracted to beautiful women. It is a crying societal shame and he's talking about all of the undoubtedly wonderful women he never met because he wasn't interested because they weren't attractive. Now, is this guy campaigning for some feminazi award or what? Here's what he said.
HOFFMAN: I know that, if I met myself at a party, I would never talk to that character because she doesn't fulfill physically the demands that we're brought up to think that women have to have in order for us to ask them out. There's too many interesting women I have -- I have -- I have not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed (choking up) and that was never a comedy for me.
RUSH: He was crying, folks. He was in tears there over the, I guess, unattractive women he never met. How does he know they're interesting if he never met them? He said, "There's too many interesting women I have not had the experience to know in this life because I was brainwashed to be attracted to beautiful women." How does he know if they're interesting? He's never met 'em.
I know there's still plenty of time. I mean, the Uglo-Americans are actually an almost protected class now. He can find one. Well, that's what he's saying. He wouldn't even talk to them because he was brainwashed. See, it's a criticism of our culture that men are trained to only be interested in women who are attractive. Can we dispel this? You know, folks, it takes all kinds. Have you ever been... gee, how do I do this? Have you ever been walking down the street and you see a couple and you can't believe it? That happens all the time, doesn't it? You can't believe it. It goes both ways. But everybody is attractive to somebody. It just is.
I mean, I once worked with a guy who thought he was cool. He wore two-tone green leisure suits that he bought at Kmart and he thought he was the hippest guy. It was in Kansas City, and this guy had a bevy of girlfriends. They're from the trailer parks, but they thought this guy was it. He thought, you know, they were the end of the world, too. There's no explaining it. So I don't know what Hoffman's all concerned about there.