This contemporary retelling of Freud’s Dora follows Ida as she manipulates her new psychologist. Ida has been sexually assaulted by her neighbor and is surrounded by a group of friends including a trans woman, gay friend, a girl with bulimia, and a Native American girl love interest.
Ida needs a shrink . . . or so her philandering father thinks, and he sends her to a Seattle psychiatrist. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, whom she nicknames Siggy, Ida begins a coming-of-age journey. At the beginning of her therapy, Ida, whose alter ego is Dora, and her small posse of pals engage in “art attacks.” Ida’s in love with her friend Obsidian, but when she gets close to intimacy, she faints or loses her voice. Ida and her friends hatch a plan to secretly film Siggy and make an experimental art film. But something goes wrong at a crucial moment—at a nearby hospital Ida finds her father suffering a heart attack. While Ida loses her voice, a rough cut of her experimental film has gone viral, and unethical media agents are hunting her down. A chase ensues in which everyone wants what Ida has.
a trans woman, gay Teena, a girl with bulimia, and a Native American girl.
Cis girls: Teena, Ida
Trans girls: Marlene
Lesbian/Queer: Teena, Obsidian
Homoromantic: Teena, Obsidian, Ida
White: Ida, Teena
Native American/Indigenous: Obsidian
Disability: bulimia, mental illness
Trigger warnings: sexual assault, self harm