Shampoo (1975)
January 10, 2023 7:32 AM - Subscribe

Against the backdrop of Nixon's election to office, Beverly Hills hairdresser and notorious rake George Roundy (Warren Beatty) runs into trouble when his lascivious habits begin to clash with his more responsible business ambitions. Things get even more complex when Roundy asks his wealthy mistress, Felicia Karpf (Lee Grant), for a business loan, unaware that his best friend and ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Julie Christie), is sleeping with Karpf's husband, Lester (Jack Warden).

Also starring Goldie Hawn, Tony Bill, George Furth, Jay Robinson, Ann Weldon, Luana Anders, Randy Scheer, Susanna Moore, Carrie Fisher, Mike Olton, William Castle, Howard Hesseman, Susan Blakely, Robert Towne.

Directed by Hal Ashby. Written by Warren Beatty and Robert Towne.

65% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently available for digital rental in the US. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
I have wondered exactly how autobiographical Beatty's self-written lothario character is.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:16 AM on January 10

He's also supposed to be (somewhat loosely) based on Jay Sebring, the men's hairstyling pioneer who is also known as one of the Manson Family murder victims.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:04 PM on January 10

I watched this way too young to understand it. Probably due for a rewatch. I do love everything of Ashby's so I'd assume it holds up.
posted by octothorpe at 1:42 PM on January 10

There's one particular thing I remember from this movie, from watching it on HBO when I was a teenager in 1979.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:40 AM on January 12

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