Peyton and Elena are, on the surface, diametrically opposed - one, a well-known lesbian writer, the other a mother and wife of a pastor - but when their paths cross, several times over, they feel compelled to connect. What begins as friendship quickly blossoms into something deeper. Peyton tries to extricate herself before her heart wants what it can't have. Elena can't imagine not having Peyton in her life. And despite the fact that she has never even considered kissing a woman, Elena is overwhelmed with a desire to do just that. Despite Peyton's reservations, Elena pushes the relationship into a full-blown affair. The two women fall deeply in love, both keenly aware a future together might be little more than a dream. Written by
Did You Know?
Necar Zadegan was the last person to be cast as the title character of Elena. She had auditioned for the part only a few days before filming began. See more
When Barry confronts Nash about skipping school (the first time), Nash shoves a DVD under his pillow. In the very next shot, the DVD is on the bed, next to the pillow. See more
I feel like it's about to devastate everything I know. What am I doing? Look at all the people I'm hurting.
You can't rewrite the past, but you can reframe the present. What a gift you have been given! I have never seen you so alive and joyous and in touch and full of passion! Peyton makes you breathe!