"Director Christian Marquand's semi-vulgar, hip, 'psychedelic', anti-establishment sex farce was created by scriptwriter Buck Henry from Terry Southern's updated, racy (and supposedly 'unfilmable') 1958 novel (originally based on Voltaire's 18th century Candide).
In one of the film's episodes, Lloyd drew diagrams of bullet paths on the nude body of his sleeping girlfriend, a Bronx Secretary (Ashley Oliver) to prove that the doctors provided the Warren Commission with false information.
In another scene after viewing her shoplifting in a bookstore, Jon was able to persuade aspiring actress Linda (Rutanya/Ruth Alda) to disrobe down to her see-through underwear in front of the camera, for one of his filmed, avant-garde "peep art" works (to record "a private moment").
She was pretending to be in her Manhattan apartment - viewed (and filmed) entirely from the perspective of someone watching her undress on her bed through her window.
[Note: Later in the film was a view of the two males peacefully sleeping in the same bed together.]In another scene, Mick and friend Wallace went joyriding on a stolen motorcycle during a truant day from school.
In the Packhorse Cafe coffee-shop, Mick rudely flirted with an unnamed waitress, the Girl (Christine Noonan), and she slapped him across the face for stealing a kiss.
In the plot, Eva pretended to sleep with John as a ploy to rid John of his boorish girlfriend - typing instructor Hickan (Lena Granhagen), who had moved in with John and was beginning to dominate the apartment.
However, Eva's dissatisfaction with her lackluster marriage to Max soon led her to actually make love to John.Kemp (Mary Mac Leod) wandered down a hallway stark naked (seen in long-shot), and entered the empty washroom area where she was seen naked from a side-view.She fondled and caressed soap, towels and other objects the boys had carelessly strewn about.It included the first extended full frontal view of female genitalia (actually pubic hair).In the 'celebrated' scene, the film's heroine Eva undressed in front of a full-length mirror, looked at her reflection, and then went over to the bed and put on a silky white see-through nightgown before getting into bed. In a violent scene, after Mac Iver was picked up at a bar by Leikman, his detestation of homosexuality caused him to kill Leikman and then take his own life.