Screenwriter Lisa Melamed's astute examination of the psychology of low self esteem elevates this made-for-cable drama – a pilot that never went to series -- above the prurient appeal of its setting: A Reno brothel.
Widowed Mary Larkin (Amy Madigan) works as a middle manager in a legal whorehouse. Stuck in the same financial boat as the sex workers, Mary maintains a detached but compassionate attitude toward Shayna (Jennifer Aspen), Kim (Jessica Collins), Taylor (Samantha Ferris), Emily (Bonnie Root) and Ricki Lee (Paige Moss). Shayna is tired of the energy required to keep her fiance believing that she’s a stewardess. Taylor foots most of the bills for her ...