Meet Tippi Hedren; a beautiful young model given the opportunity of a lifetime. The legendary director Alfred Hitchcock has handpicked her to star in his newest film, The Birds, his latest thriller about a series of bird attacks that coincide with the arrival of a beautiful blonde stranger. Tippi would soon discover the birds would be the least of her worries, for things aren't going quite as she expected. There's Peggy Robertson, Mr. Hitchcock's rigid assistant who seems to be going out of her way to make things unpleasant for Tippi, and that pesky Camille Paglia, her psychiatrist who appears at the strangest times, not to mention the cast. Sure, Rod Taylor and Jessica Tandy are nice enough, but there's something odd about that little girl, Veronica Cartwright, and Suzanne Pleshette, too, for that matter. On top of all that, Mr. Hitchcock's interest in her seems to go far beyond that of a professional manner.
The Birds is part parody and part dark deconstruction of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film.