A couple struggling to make ends meet is taking its toll on their relationship. As a result, they decide to separate for a while to try and get their careers on track, but while Brenda’s career is moving up, Jim’s is spiraling down the drain. His frustration and extended time off lands him at a goth bar where he meets Olivia, who sees something in him and tries to help him see his mistakes, by teaching him how the other half lives.
His experimentation reinvigorates Jim and his newfound focus has carried over to his career as his work ethic has been noticed by his boss, his colleagues, and his wife Brenda. As the two try and patch things up, Jim is very secretive about the change in him which has Brenda suspicious so she follows him and discovers his secret. Outraged and humiliated, she decides to show him just how different she can be as she forces Jim to carry out his secret fantasy into a reality he is not ready for.