Fortyish movie studio publicist Marcee Brookes feels ordinary; she's stuck in a mid-level job, struggles to accept her size-16 figure, and dreams of a man who might look past her waistline and into her heart. When Claire, the seemingly affable wife of screen legend Rox Madison, befriends her during a work project, Marcee's life instantly turns from drab to dazzle. She zooms into the Los Angeles fast lane with Claire's circle of glamorous pals who, until now, were merely faces on the pages of People magazine.
Marcee's tight relationships with her sometimes overbearing mother, Rhonda, and her gay BFF, Jordan, provide a support system that helps her navigate her improbably fabulous new status and a potential romantic relationship with up-and-coming movie star Brent Wetherley. Their counsel becomes even more important as Marcee starts to see her fantasy life unravel and gets wise to the duplicitous nature of her "clique". She quickly finds that all that glitters isn't gold and that when Hollywood heavy-hitters give you a pat on the back, they're looking only for a place to stick the knife.