t’s 1976. The Bicentennial. Consciousness Raising. The Bionic Man. In a suburb of New York City, three women are waging their own personal revolutions.
Joyce is just turning forty, and she doesn’t seem unhappy about it. She’s got a big house, an understanding, older husband, a couple of college-age kids. She’s charismatic, confident, a perfect hostess, and completely unfulfilled. Nina, a decade younger than Joyce, with a small child, is new in town. She’s overeducated and overanxious, but the valium her psychiatrist husband is prescribing for her should help with all that. When Joyce’s welcome wagon arrives at Nina’s door, the women hit it off. They embark on an increasingly intimate relationship. This is nothing new for Joyce, but for Nina, it changes everything.
Meanwhile, Joyce’s 18-year-old daughter – Stacia – is just starting college. But she already knows everything, including what’s best for herself and everyone else. Away from home for the first time, Stacia is experimenting with the power of her own sexuality, and she has nothing like the constraints her mother had at that age.
Both very funny and very serious, DAUGHTERS of the SEXUAL REVOLUTION explores the kind of courage it takes to be faithful – not just to your partner but to yourself – especially when you’ve never had a role model for that kind of thing.