Anthony Porter, an emerging young screenwriter and closeted alcoholic, loses faith in family and relationships after he learns of his father's infidelity. Then he meets Essence, a girl with a college degree, her own home, and the perfect smile. Feeling like she is othe one,o he throws himself into the relationship, only to learn of her manipulative and vindictive ways. Battling with depression and his own inner demons, Anthony turns to screenwriting as his only solace. Just as things are improving, Anthony learns of secrets that shatter his world again, leaving him wanting retribution, for which he will risk everything, including his freedom.