Dolly finds an Eric Stanton comic in her fiancée Howard's valise. Confused and curious about his preferences she visits the library to find out what the pictures represent. Patsy the librarian has an interest in the topic and takes Dolly on a surprising expedition into the murky world of 1950s S&M.
In 'Begonia' the young and innocent Dolly is shocked to find a graphic S&M 'pulp' novel in her fiancés brief case. Her love for him immediately drops to freezing temperatures. At the same time she is a young curious woman who knows there is more to the world than just its artificial surface. She teams up with a feisty librarian to discover a world she never knew existed.