Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Mildred (Linda Gillin) is a young woman caught in the vise of a gender conflict, made worse by the fact that she has bought into all the female stereotypes against her own nature. Mildred fantasizes about "true love" and is sure that she has found it in the person of Max (Craig Wasson), a super-macho cowboy who whoops it up with the boys at O'Rears. All the bravado cannot disguise an underlying emptiness, but neither can it improve Max's character. He and his overbearing buddies do not have a clue - about anything - and Mildred suffers because of their crass behavior. The more she tries to reach out to Max, the more he mistreats her until one day Mildred ends up injured and in the hospital because of one of Max's crude stunts. He comes to visit her, and at that point, Mildred must either look at the truth or bury herself in a neurotic denial.
abuse, cowboy, injury, machismo, women's-issues