In Cocoa Beach FL, a woman shows up drunk on the same lawn on the same date three years running. What's going on? She's Sherry McGrale, a singer building a reputation on college campuses, especially for her signature song about having been raped. A rock magazine in L.A. takes notice, and writer Owen Richardson recognizes her: his older brother orchestrated the assault and involved him. Owen heads for Florida, ostensibly to do a piece on her, but in reality to try to put his own demons to rest. Wounds from the event are ruining Sherry and Owen's current relationships. Is there any prospect of healing? A judge, Sherry's manager, and a widow with young kids provide supporting arms. Written by
Raped of her innocence. Robbed of his manhood. In search of a second chance.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong sexual violence, sexuality, language and substance abuse
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Did You Know?
The film is based on Allison Anders
' personal experience when she was raped at the age of 12 and then brutally manhandled by a stepfather until she ran away from home at the age of 17. The rape scene in the film was actually filmed in exactly the same house where Anders was raped as a child. See more
[In bed with Colin and Jeremy, just after rape-reenactment scene
Shadows Breaking Over My Head
Performed by The Left Banke
Written by Michael Brown and Steve Martin Caro
Published by Orange Skies Music (BMI)
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Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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