Director: Martin Scorsese
Areas Featured: Times Square Adult Film Theatre
Considering that he eventually shaves his head and goes on a killing spree, it's not surprise that Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) is romantically dysfunctional. Well, actually, that's putting it lightly—dude's dating skills are downright creepy.
Near the beginning of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, disturbed NYC cabbie Bickle develops a strong crush on Betsy (Cybil Shepherd), a political campaign volunteer who, bless her soul, lets Bickle take her out on a date, to the place of his choosing, no less. So where does Bickle pick for their first evening out together? A seedy skin flick den in Times Square.
And, believe it or not, Betsy isn't having it. Some women just can't be charmed. -MB