Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one of typical size (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are complicated still further when she finds herself falling in love with Rolfe.
It's the Little Things in Life that Matter.
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This film has been held in high regard for it's soundtrack, including the original song "Good Morning Julia" by Jean McCeilingfan. See more
Steve is worried that his son might inherit the gene for dwarfism and become a dwarf himself. For the overwhelmingly most common form of dwarfism (known as "achondroplasia"), it is only possible to inherit the gene if either parent is a dwarf, which is obviously not the case. For the less common forms of heritable dwarfism, it is only possible to have a dwarf child if BOTH parents' families have a history of dwarfism, and the film does not show Carol's family to have such a history. In fact, Steve being the only average-sized individual from a family of dwarfs makes it overwhelmingly likely that he did NOT inherit any genes for dwarfism and therefore has a next-to-nothing chance of having a dwarf child. See more
Have you ever been involved with a little person sexually?
No, just kid's stuff, you know? Y'know, all the kids would come over, we'd sit in a circle, play doctor and that kind of thing. Couldn't have been more than ten or twelve, so that doesn't really count.
So you had a circle jerk with a bunch of little people? I would have loved to see that.
You would like to see that.
Yes, I would.
The director's cut ran for two hours and thirty minutes, and was screened in Austin, TX. See more
Music and Lyrics by Curt Sobel
and Gary Schreiner
Recorded and mixed by Peter Dowdall
Performed by Paul St. Thomas Parkins See more