Sally Keating, a professor of Women's Studies, is preparing for a dinner party on Good Friday when one of her students, Rebecca, arrives carrying a white box. Rebecca tells Sally that she has been raped and hands her the box, which, she insinuates, contains her attacker's penis. Horrified, Sally tries to call the police, but Rebecca intercedes and ties her up. Rebecca idealizes Sally for having written The Alice Complex, a seminal book of 1970s feminism, but Sally no longer believes in her former revolutionary ideas. Feeling betrayed, Rebecca interrogates Sally to find out why she's turned her back on her beliefs. What's really inside the white box, and what's the real reason Sally doesn't teach The Alice Complex anymore? Past, present and future collide in this darkly funny, psychological thriller about inspiration and betrayal between two women of different generations.