Making his feature directorial debut, Bud Cort (the anemic hero of HAROLD AND MAUDE) turns TED & VENUS into an unusual but ultimately wearisome excursion into the realm of romantic obsession. The year is 1974, and the setting that hippie paradise, Venice Beach, California. Ted (Cort) is a
modestly gifted, but tormented and, to say the least, eccentric poet. Ted leads the life of a drifter to the hilt until he sees a vision of loveliness in the person of a bikini-clad young woman (Kim Adams). Initially, Linda is fascinated by Ted, as he seems genuinely fond of her, and she's
flattered by the fact that an artist of such local renown would take a genuine liking to her...