Dir. Hal Ashby (1975).
This caustic comedy of a priapic Beverly Hills hairdresser (Warren Beatty) who loves and loses was the first Hollywood movie to periodize “1968,” as well as a genuine ‘70s classic.
Before Roe, terminating a pregnancy meant confronting a nightmare of quacks and butchers, knitting needles and wire coat hangers. The exceptions were people like Dr. X, “the stars of the underground abortion circuit.”