An addendum to simonc's node
Written between 1984 and 1988, the film is largely autobiographical
. Stillman's character is the young Princeton socialist
Tom, who falls in love with one of the debutantes
. He originally goes to a deb ball to see what it is he disagrees with.
In the film Stillman first introduces the term urban haute bourgeois or UHB as an alternative term to preppie or yuppie. The picture also earned Stillman a best original screenplay Oscar nomination.