Teenager Simone appears to be like any other young pop fan. But soon her
fixation on the band's lead singer R takes over her life. Simone walks out of
school, breaks off with her friends and parents and somehow finds herself
waiting for her idol as he appears on a TV show.
When she sees him in the flesh she is speechless, unable even to ask for his
autograph. He reaches out to touch her. Overcome with emotion, Simone faints;
with that first touch, R's fate is sealed. Simone discovers the carefully styled
world of which R is just another product. Simone wants nothing more than to love
and be loved by R, but he takes her with machine-like coldness. She experiences
their intimacy as a kind of slow motion nightmare, an encounter with a robotic
creature, totally incapable of affection or emotion. Simone cannot accept the
detachment of her idol, and when R walks out on her to join his friends, she
plots her revenge. Simone plans the ultimate sacrifice of her god on the altar
of her madness, a ceremony as exalted and romantic as it is horribly wonderful.