New York City
In the less kind and gentle New York City of the 1990s, Frankie LaCava, an up-from-the-streets porn producer, has aspirations of a more meaningful life. In a moment of whimsy, he invites a feminist professor to observe his production company for a scholarly research project. Life gets more interesting than he intended when the professor becomes infatuated with a young female director, his female lead becomes pregnant, and his male lead begins secretly filming adult videos for an out-of-town competitor. With his backers pressuring Frankie to restore order to the world, he and his production manager, a childhood friend with ambitions of his own, must decide where their true loyalties lie.