When maternal love becomes deceiving and damaging…
Gena Flax is devoted to her Aunt Helen since Gena’s mother died. Her loyalty and gratitude makes her blind to Helen’s clinginess and sometimes irrational jealousies.
When Helen turns sixty, her erratic behavior starts to escalate and in an effort to relax and reassure her, Gena takes a room for the summer at the Waxwoodian Hotel in Waxwood, California with money she has saved from working two jobs.
But that summer in Waxwood brings to light the depths of Helen’s mental instability and the self-deceptions about their relationship Gena can no longer ignore.