When a quiet, anonymous young woman is murdered with awful precision in her quiet, anonymous Hollywood apartment, it comes as no surprise that within hours a film deal has been struck and a screenplay commissioned. For sensitive journeyman writer Samuel Johnson, it is the chance to finally work with successful producer Sol Seagull and to contribute, in a small way, to the Hollywood dream.
But in taking the job, Samuel finds himself reluctantly drawn into a twilight world where, amidst the scramble to secure rights to her tragic story, the only person who seems to have cared about plain, overweight Kathi Kind is her murderer . . .