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Mom dates a sears mgr. to get a new sofa so social services won't take "Baby"

This is an offbeat 80s(?) comedy centered on a small girl named "Baby" (outrageously played by an actor in her 20s) who lives with her trashy neglectful prostitute mom. --But they love each other and are happy in their squalor. The apartment is a wreck. Baby carries raw hotdogs to school for lunch. Mom hangs out with a trans friend who calls out "It's Squeaky Fromme! Charlie sent me!" when she knocks on the door. Baby's teacher schedules a home visit with an eye towards having Baby taken by Social Services. Mom realizes she has to get her act together to save Baby, so she and her friend clean up the house, but they need a new sofa. Enraging the sleazy, gross building super who wants her, Mom starts dating an employee of Sears thinking she can seduce him into getting them a sofa. But he's an upright Christian and insists on marriage. Everything falls apart at  the home visit, which is also being staged as Baby's birthday party. Mom's trans friend saves the day by announcing she will marry mom and they will provide Baby a safe happy home. They watch Planet of the Apes​ on TV as Baby's special birthday treat.

asked Aug 7, 2017 in Name That Movie by pzlgrl21 (7 points)

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answered Aug 10, 2017 by VHS_Lives (11,033 points)
selected Aug 10, 2017 by pzlgrl21
THAT'S IT!!! Thank you! It was driving me crazy.