From glass slippers to glass ceilings, via glam rock, punk, and the New Romantics, the lives of two very different woman from the same small town unfold against the backdrop of a divided nation. It is 1969, and eight-year-old Julia dreams of being a princess. But a fairytale wedding is no guarantee of living happily ever after. It is only when Julia begins to realize her real potential that personal fulfillment beckons, but is it too late to change her destiny? Rebellious 19-year-old Iris is determined to remain childless and carve out a successful career for herself, but as the liberal 1950s give way to the materialistic 1980s, Iris embarks on a passionate affair that threatens to destroy everything she believes in. Two decades, two women, two secrets. And the choices that face us all.