Let’s grapple with the continued and out-of-all-proportions popularity of the Richard Nixon face mask, and in particular its close associations with sexual, and more even specifically abnormal, sexual activity.
Wikipedia gives a partial overview of Nixon mask appearances in popular culture – TV’s Full House once put a streaking father figure in a Nixon mask – but I want to concentrate on four appearances of the mask, two in the movies, two in real space.
1. The Ice Storm (1997). Nymphonic teenage girl seduces prepubescent boy in a 70s rec room. All familiar territory. But then she puts on that Nixon mask, and suddenly we are in a world of creepy.