Effete hairdresser (Warren Beatty) who likes to bed his clientele isn't exactly sure which one he wants permanently - if he wants one permanently - but he does know he wants to set up his own salon, which is where rich Republican stand-in Jack Warden comes in. Aside from being another one of those 'counterculture' films, like 1968's I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! - wherein 'squares' are shown how 'un-hip' they are by drugged-up morons - this doesn't seem to be about much: Beatty's womanizing predictably lands him in trouble with girlfriend Goldie Hawn and whatever Richard Nixon's place is in all this isn't particularly clear - because Beatty's involved in the movie, it has to have some kind of Democratic slant, so my interpretation is that the rise of Nixon symbolizes the decline of the freewheeling 60's, which is why Julie Christie leaves with the rich man instead of the poor man, for money over love.
Director: Hal Ashby
Year Released: 1975