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.
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 Elena makes Peyton breakfast, they're sitting at the table together. The shot of the table right before they kiss shows 4 pieces of toast on one plate and the other plate is empty. When they stop kissing and the table is shown gain, there are 2 pieces of toast on each plate. See more
Sometimes I think I just got married to rebel against my parents. My father's Indian. He's very old school. You know, stern but quiet hand. My mother's from Spain. She's very... Catholic.
Now that's a lethal combination.
It is! It really is.