Dan, a writer, takes Alice, a stripper, to the hospital after an accident and they become a couple. Dan writes a book inspired by her. While posing for his book jacket cover, he meets the photographer Anna. He pursues her but she rejects his advances despite their mutual attraction. Dan, obsessing over Anna, pretends to be her and goes on an online chat with Larry, a dermatologist. They arrange to meet the next day at an aquarium. Larry arrives and so too, coincidentally, does the real Anna. This sets up a series of pass-the-lover scenes in which this quartet struggles to find intimacy but can't seem to get closer.