Based on true events which took place in the early 60's, this is a story that confirms the truth of the adage ''Be careful what you wish for''.
Determined to leave behind a life of poverty, Lizzie Lambert dreamt of becoming a high-class call girl, ''just like Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8'' — beautiful apartment, lovely clothes, dripping in furs and jewels. It was a dream typical of a young girl who has nothing. But as everyone knows a true courtesan is discreet, intelligent and well-educated in a wide variety of special skills and that takes time and dedication.
Lizzie was just sixteen when she first met Merhot Capritzo, a man who was not only charismatic but extremely dangerous. He was an accomplished lover who would teach his ''Lilly'' everything she would need to know in the comfort and safety of his Boston harem. There she would meet other girls each with their own story to tell; each with their own dream for a better future but there were others there too; girls who, for various reasons, were doomed. This is their collective story.