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An Englishwoman lives with her lover, a filmmaker, in New York City. The subject of his film, she reveals herself to the camera, beginning by describing the objects in her purse; discussing her 7-year-old son, her abortions, her former lovers; and reading a letter from her father, whose longstanding sexual interest in her prompts her to disclose some deep resentments about him. Subsequently, in a face-to-face interview with the filmmaker, she explains that her visitor's permit is about to expire. In order to remain in the United States she plans to marry an acquaintance, the Red Menace, a casual anarchist who has political reasons for entering into this marriage of convenience. The wedding, with the filmmaker/lover present as a witness, takes place in the municipal building; and afterwards the three sit in a sidewalk cafe and argue the pros and cons of the new bride starting a new job in a restaurant before bidding the Red Menace goodby. The next day she describes a visit to a doctor to have a pregnancy test. Finally, in a sequence of rapid shots of the American landscape, the filmmaker and the Englishwoman drive to California.