Sunday Simmons is an aspiring actress. The daughter of a South American father and French mother, she left Rio de Janeiro to attend a drama academy in London. Two days after her departure, her parents were killed in a car crash. Charlie Brick was forty and famous. He was one of the best comedic actors in the world, but his relationships with women had never failed to disappoint him, including his cold, unloving wife Lorna. Herbert Lincoln Jefferson was working as a chauffeur for one of the Hollywood film companies. While his grotesquely fat wife, Marge, watched TV and ate all day, he was indulging in perverse sexual fantasies. The lives of the three characters intertwine when they meet in Hollywood.