Jane Brinkley and Ashley Schmittle – The setting is rural Oregon, 1956. Lana’s husband has left her with their three children to fend for themselves. Lana, who is closeted, meets Jo, a woman from an upper social class at a traveling carnival. Jo invites Lana to her home for dinner where Lana learns that Jo’s husband, Nate, has been physically abusing her. A mishap during dinner sends Nate storming out of the house. The two women adjourn to the garden and argue about what should be done about Jo’s domestic situation. Lana urges Jo to escape with her, eventually declaring her love for Jo just as Nate returns.