“I slept with you because I wanted to.”
“Not because I was feeding you drugs?”
“Why are you doing this?” she asked. “What do you want to hear?”
“I want to know why I can’t make love to you without you shutting down on me?”
“Can you not say ‘make love’ to me please?”
“Can you give me a straight answer?”
“I don’t,” Caitlyn shook her head. “You’re not even making sense…”
“Don’t, don’t do that,” Michael whined. “Don’t deflect. Just answer me.”
“Look, I like you,” Caitlyn confessed. “It’s not a big deal. It doesn’t have to be. But I don’t wanna be with you. I don’t want to have to explain who else I spend my time with to you. And I don’t want to talk about my family with you…”
Caitlyn knew how this conversation was going to go, and she wished she could’ve spared herself.
“Having a boyfriend is not important to me. I need to figure out what I really want to do with my life. I’m too smart to be coked up every weekend, fucking you.”
Close feels. Boot sex drive.
In the fall of 2011 ambitious 23-year old Caitlyn Gregory is suddenly fired from a promising job in NYC. She’s just been dumped by her college sweetheart, and her family’s encouragement to return home to Boston feels like a surrender to failure. It also looks like a deathtrap. The last thing Caitlyn wants is to live under her father’s thumb while her mother and sister brainwash her into becoming a housewife.
Caitlyn stays in New York and starts spending more time with her art-school neighbor, Paula. Paula has an expansive definition of reality and she introduces Caitlyn to her charming (if slightly disturbed) creative associate, Michael. Caitlyn is intrigued by Paula and Michael’s liberal lifestyles and string commitments to self-determination. Inspired, she rebels against her circumstance and sets out to create new opportunities for herself.
Caitlyn knows something must give, but she doesn’t expect it could be her.