Aspiring actress Sasha McCleod has the opportunity of a lifetime: A starring role in a visionary filmmaker’s comeback feature—but there’s a catch.
Sasha has always born more than a passing resemblance to movie star Leslie Parrish, and has been turned down for role after role as a result. She expects the same at her next audition. She’s been told it’s a secret project—and finds herself standing on a faintly lit stage, staring into a black void illuminated only by the flicker of a cigarette and a stranger’s seductive voice, probing her.
Casting Sasha will save cult director Marc Andre Renaud’s film, but he resists her, unsettled by her likeness to Leslie, with whom he has just ended a heated relationship. To announce Leslie’s departure would mean an end to the film, so he is forced to offer Sasha the role, and invite her to participate in a dangerous charade, as both his star and lover. It’s a role Sasha cannot refuse, and as she sinks deeper and deeper into her impersonation of Leslie she is led into ever more provocative territory with Marc.