Erin (Jay Taylor)’s body language is nervous and uncomfortable, while her therapist, Daniella (Angela White), talks to her. But Erin isn’t listening. She’s more engrossed in her own thoughts, her foot tapping, her fingers scratching an itch on her arm. Daniella addresses her more clearly, “Erin?” The woman snaps to attention, but still remains closed off. The therapist continues, “I really need you to pay attention and work with me today. If I’m being honest, I’m running out of ideas on how to continue. Now, did you do the homework I assigned last session?” Erin frowns.
Katherine (Emily Willis), a 19-year-old patient, is dragged through the halls of the hospital she lives in by a male orderly (Chad White). She is kicking, biting, and screaming in a long straight jacket that envelopes most of her petite frame. “Katherine,” the psychiatrist begins calmly. “How many times do we need to go over this? It’s a strict rule in this facility that you cannot have sexual intercourse with the other patients!” He leans closely into Katherine’s face and stares her down, as she turns her head. “I’m sorry, doctor,” she whispers. “I couldn’t help myself … I can’t control it.”