Chris McCormick is a super model and the look of the promotion of a popular lipstick. Her face is seen in ads around the world. Her thirteen year old sister has a crush on Gordon Stuart, her music teacher, and invites him to one of Chris' photo shoots. Chris is too busy to meet Gordon and suggests another meeting at her apartment the following day.
Gordon shows up at the apartment, and she lets him in, but excuses herself and takes a phone call in another room. Gordon is angry at perceived Chris's rejection.
He attacks her in her room, grabbing a tube of lipstick and smearing it into her face. He then viciously rapes her and restrains her with silk scarves. Kathy, the younger sister returns home from school and walks in on them. Kathy is angry with her sister, not knowing it was rape. Chris calls the police and reports the rape after Gordon leaves.
The prosecutor Carla Bondi tells Chris that of the rapes that are reported, there are more that go unreported because of the low conviction rate. Chris testifies about what Gordon has done to her. She tells the jury that she wants him to die in jail. Gordon's attorney argues it was consensual sex and she seduced him by appearing nude at the photo shoot. The jury finds him not guilty.
Chris' life has fallen apart and she decides to take Kathy and move. Kathy runs into Gordon and he viciously rapes her. Kathy finds her sister, crying bitterly. Chris grabs a pump shotgun from her trunk and taking the law into her own hands, shooting Gordon several times before the kill shot.
Chris is on trial for murder. Her defense attorney sites extenuating circumstances and that Chris is not guilty. Her defense attorney in none other than Carla Bondi.
- Margaux Hemingway, Chris Sarandon, Perry King, Robin Gammell, Anne Bancroft
- Paramount Pictures
- Lamont Johnson