The acting is superb, led by Veanne Cox as Sydney, a super-neurotic soap opera star. Before shooting her narcissistic boyfriend, who has a yen for out-of-this-world sex and non-stop philandering, Sydney tries winning back his love by explaining she is needy, yes, but a good person. After all, her character, Montana Beach, brings hope and inspiration to thousands of housewives across the country, she tells him, before putting three bullets in his back.
Freaked out by what she's done, Sydney runs to her younger brother Ronald (Joey Slotnick), who is in middle of trying to convince Lance, a male prostitute he picked up the night before, that they are in love. The narcissistic Ronald, who can hardly stop his mouth from running off, is a social worker with a long history of saving lost souls, and Lance is his "vocation made real." But Lance is also not Ronald's first of such project, we learn. As a precocious 12-year-old Ronald took five after-school jobs in order to support an Ethiopian girl he adopted through a TV commercial--before having to go into the hospital to recover from exhaustion (where he met other people recovering from exhaustion who were also supporting the same Ethiopian girl).
Meanwhile, Sydney's spoiled/cheating boyfriend Swallow (Sam Robards) is stumbling out of bed with Cybil (played to perfect pitch by the versatile Kali Rocha), a highly militant lesbian with a long history of "somehow" ending up in bed with men. Swallow promises to get Sydney's car to help ferry supplies to the rally for a cause that no one seems able to remember. Before being cut off mid-soliloquy by Sydney, we learn that Swallow is the not-so-young son of a doctor, who marches for a laundry list of causes (including the rights of Swedes) in order, it seems, to justify his no-commitment slumming lifestyle.