New York City
Anna and Claire, two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class New England society. Anna has recently become the mistress of a wealthy man, who supports her luxurious lifestyle. Claire, meanwhile, has become infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants a jealous Anna to help her arrange a tryst. As the two women exchange blisteringly mannered barbs and take turns taunting Anna’s hapless Scottish parlor maid, the object of Claire’s affection suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both women’s futures at risk.