Movie star Jean Sanders is America’s Sweetheart in 1946. She’s also a lesbian, which she tries to keep concealed from the prying eyes of her public. She’s been very discreet in her encounters until she meets Maggie Crawford, an up-and-coming actress. They fall in love and want to spend every moment together. They devise a guise under which Maggie will move in with Jean to study acting. The ruse works until a reporter snaps a picture of the two of them gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes.
They are told by the studio head that if they continue living together, they’ll be fired, so they split up, each afraid of ruining her career. Can they overcome the social mores of the day and find everlasting love?