Set in the free-spirited San Francisco of 1985, young Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company where hes taunted to dance like a man. Frankie embarks on a budding relationship with Tom, a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankies young innocent. As Frankie and Todds friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk – its the early years of the epidemic – but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief.