At the local gym's steam room three very different women escape from their troubles and find ways to overcome their personal struggles. Laurie, who is still allowing herself to be manipulated by her ex-husband, is suddenly pursued by her son's much younger football coach. Elizabeth, a freshman at Rutgers University, struggles to free herself from her parents controlling grip as she slowly comes to terms with her sexuality through a crush on a politically active female student. Doris, who has lost her husband a year ago, can no longer find much to live for. Since her husband's death she has given up all the joys they enjoyed together, most notably her love for singing. The women find who they are through their romances, getting the strength they need to overcome whatever is holding them back.