Following a near rape, a deeply traumatized orphan girl has a sexual liaison with an aging lesbian. The relationship goes well until the confused girl meets a kind young man who proves that not all of his ilk are contemptible. She is convinced and she marries him, but she does not discuss her earlier relationship with him. Trouble brews when the two former lovers meet at a party. Lonely, the older woman tries to rekindle their affair, but the young wife spurns her. This leads to tragedy.