the story of Travis and Tommy, a gay couple, and how they confuse their own personal problems with the problems in their relationship. Travis uses Sam, their paperboy, to work out his frustrations. Tommy seeks escape with Max, his outside lover. All four are seeking a connection with another human being, as they use sex to make that connection. This is used as a way to express desire, to gain control, to relinquish responsibility, and even as a way of keeping the person they care for the most at a distance. It examines the differences between sex and intimacy, and what happens when allowing others to define our identities, and how what we want is often very different from what we need. For gay people.