In Manhattan, the nerd aspirant editor Lauren Powell is dumped by her boyfriend Charlie that is expatriated to Rome. Meanwhile, the manicure Katie Steele can not afford the raise in the rent of her apartment at the Gramercy Park. Their common gay friend Jesse brings Lauren to share the apartment with Katie, but they are college enemies and have difficulties to accept each other. Katie also works in a phone sex line but her income is very low. When Lauren loses her lousy job and is not accepted in a publishing house, she decides to use her knowledge to make a profitable business in sex for Katie and herself. But when Lauren's parents unexpectedly appear in the apartment, their friendship is tested.