Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.
Perry has always done what is expected of him. He was a straight A student who got a good job at a chemical company and proposed to his virgin Christian girlfriend, Dorothy.
Leslie took a different path after she was traumatized by Kennedy's assassination, her abortion and the divorce of her parents. She took LSD, joined a hippie death cult and helped murder a God-fearing citizen in her own home.
When Perry and Leslie lock eyes in court, Perry is forced to confront the darkest deepest parts of himself and by extension, our society.