In 1929, Lee Miller went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it. She soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. As she works with him in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined. From the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-- and what she will have to sacrifice to do so. -- adapted from jacket.