Babes in Soyland
Melody, Hill Country Texan and Lutheran nice girl, unexpectedly loses her job, her fiancé, and a close girlfriend in a matter of weeks. Desperate for a change of scenery, Mel visits her best friend, Char, a Bay Area acupuncturist, who needles her into exploring a host of zany New Age phenomena. Mel marshals her Texas spirit and charm-school training to politely misunderstand her way through a variety of encounters. She plunges into dates with an aura-reading masseur and a lecherous astrologer, lets go in a Releasing Ritual with nature spirits (yeah, right!), boldly walks in on nudists, and relaxes with a salt scrub sweat at the hands of a sexy chiropractor. Meanwhile, Mel’s mother does her best to rescue Mel from the clasp of Soyland, plant her in front of the church altar with a good ol’ Texas boy, and get the grandchildren a-coming. Intent to follow her own path while placating her mother, Mel continues to let Char expose her to new experiences, each one nudging Mel along to greater self-acceptance, ultimately inspiring her to risk falling in love again.