Certainly the film begins rather abruptly, with no idea of where Barbarella has just come from, or why she needs to enter her spaceship drifting in space.
Or the docking was too rude! Could this be an alternate start to the film, where she actually meets the Earth President a different actor , rather than talking to him on the statue-screen? Jamie Fonda by Horst P.
Her political involvement continued with fellow activist and husband Tom Hayden in the late 1970s and early 1980s.