When pretty but troubled Kaye moves to New Orleans from Atlanta with her mother and little brother, she forges a special friendship with Emily, a rebellious high school senior with troubles of her own. They become instant best friends, and begin spending all their free time together. Emily even helps Kaye run away from home. The girls’ mothers do not approve of their relationship, and Emily’s mother accuses her of associating to closely with a corrupted and confused young girl. As Kaye and Emily grow closer, Kaye’s mother begins to suspect what she fears is the worse, that Emily’s sexual prowess has corrupted her daughter. Faced with the ridicule from their peers, and the pressures of their families and conservative religious beliefs, Kaye and Emily are forced to choose between true love and the promises they’ve made to each other, and fitting into a society that refuses to accept them.