"...only a few years before becoming a famous actress and icon of her generation, teenage Louise Brooks (Richardson) leaves her home to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by thirty-six year old chaperone 'Norma' (McGovern) who is neither mother nor friend.
"Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her famous blunt bangs and black bob, is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will change their lives forever.
"For Norma, New York holds the promise of discovery that might prove an answer to the question at the center of her being,