After his wife, played by the legendary Georgina Spelvin, interrupts his work at the typewriter, she and her novelist husband, Everett, discuss his story and in so doing define their current situation and the conflicts it harbors.
"Our hero's decided to take on a mistress and he's trying to keep his wife from finding out, but he's so busy lying to her he gets confused and starts imagining she has a lover too."
"Does he leave her?" she asks.
"Of course not, he loves her. He just feels she's always trying to control him and it's his way of getting even."
And thus begins the tumultuous ride into the lives of two sex starved spouses who crave the bodies of everyone but each other until they reach the inevitable conclusion that each other is all they have.