From environmentalism to the situation in Vietnam, there was hardly a controversial topic that the 1979 film “Hair” didn’t touch upon. Adapted from the 1968 Broadway play, “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” the film is a period piece that explores many of the topics that made the hippie subculture so powerful at the time.
Set mainly in New York’s Central Park during the 1960s, the film follows Claude, a small-town guy, who ends up meeting a group of hippies on his way to enlist in the US Army. The play and film are both a cult favorite, and many songs from the production have become famous in their own right.
This is the story about how the rock musical “Hair” defined a generation.