Looking For Mr. Goodbar
DIRECTOR: RICHARD BROOKS
CAST: DIANE KEATON, RICHARD GERE, TOM BERENGER
Richard Brooks’s fascinatingly ambivalent take on women’s sexual freedom tracks Theresa Dunn (Diane Keaton), whose virtuous job instructing deaf kids is presented as wholly incompatible with her habit of picking up men in bars and clubs. That the film is scored, often diegetically, to some of the most succulent disco tracks of the mid-’70s further highlights the odd tension generated by the simultaneous celebration and condemnation of Theresa’s hedonism.