A group of teenage girls, coming of age in Brooklyn, navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood. Shot over a three-year period, it is a meditation on the mysterious, often painful, yet ultimately exhilarating period of a teen's life. These city girls, raised where everything moves fast, they appear savvy and sophisticated, but their Brooklyn attitudes can't obliterate the baseline insecurities, fears and awkwardness shared by teens across the globe.
Carrie,a gifted woman who graduated from Harvard at 19, struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her New York apartment. Without a job and friends because of her unreasonably high standards, Carrie is told by her therapist to create a five-point plan to get herself on track.
After a long stint in gay conversion therapy, James, a young piano prodigy, returns home to his family farm and his emotionally-distant father, Richard. After Richard pressures James to give up his music career and take over the farm, James agrees as a way to make up for his past. Soon, however, James finds himself face-to-face with a former lover, Charlie, who wants to help him turn away from his new beliefs and family expectations and follow his dreams of studying music.
After a PR executive loses a big promotion to a technology savvy college graduate, he embarks on a low-tech, old school journey to find himself. With his husband and friends in tow, he gives up his cellphone and Wi-Fi to return to a simpler time.
Following a devastating loss, Nadine and Lewis retreat to a small Bahamian island where Nadine's family has kept a house for many years. As they try to heal and move forward with their relationship, the community on the island shows signs of unraveling, with the island's mayor, Roy, squaring off against Doughboy, a human trafficker who manipulates the impressionable homeless teenager Myron into assisting with his smuggling operation.
High school senior Danny Whitaker is at a crossroads - should he do what his working-class father thinks is practical and take a job at the local metal factory, or will his loose-cannon guidance counselor convince him to enroll in college? To escape reality, Danny and his band of misfit buddies head to the woods for the town's annual rite-of-passage fishing trip. After a wild party, Danny stumbles upon Goddess Camp, the urban legend high-school boys have fantasized about for years.