From the outside, Gracie and Joe are a perfect suburban couple. That is, if you don’t take into account the fact that their relationship was a tabloid sensation 20 years ago. When actor Elizabeth arrives at their home to research for a role in a film based on Gracie, it becomes clear that the couple’s relationship isn’t as strong as they’d like to believe. As the truth begins to unspool, and Elizabeth immerses herself in her role, it turns out she’s not the only one acting. What is the truth to Gracie and Joe’s relationship? Todd Haynes (Carol) manages once again to unsettle us in this gentle blend of classical melodrama and contemporary preoccupations with celebrity and scandal.