People struggling with trauma, past abuse, grief, and/or depression need support and understanding; sometimes counseling can help. Don't judge people by their appearances. Artists derive fulfillment from process of creation. Successful people are more likely to get away with odd or inappropriate behavior.
A 5-year-old girl is remembered to have fallen out a window to her death. Sara meets Godfrey in a dark alley at night and feels momentarily in danger.
Quite a lot of sex talk from female characters, with references to "masturbating," getting "laid," "diddling," being turned on, "banging hot dudes," "getting hard," "who do I have to blow," castration, abstinence, "c--k," "boners," and an unhappy marriage. Sara writes "soft-core" romance novels. Her debut was titled Sext. Her agent sets her up on a blind date because she hasn't dated anyone since she broke up with her boyfriend, who is now expecting a baby with another woman (who Sara now stalks on social media). Sara and Godfrey wake up next to each other in bed but fully clothed after a date; she says they just snuggled. Two performers simulate sexual acts in full body suits on a stage.
Multiple uses of "f--k," plus "s--t," "bulls--t," "damn," "dammit," "goddamn," "ass," "a--hole," "hell," "mofo," "bull," "d--k," "boner," "Oh my God," "c--k."
Set in Seattle; various neighborhoods are mentioned. Mac computers and iPhones are seen. Characters mention Dockers, Banana Republic, the movie Scarface, the band Blues Travelers.
Adults drink beer and cocktails at various events, including art gallery reception and rave. Mention of drugs: being "a little high," wishing to be "on drugs," being a "stoner," a description (from a film) of a cocaine deal gone bad. Godfrey hand-rolls a cigarette or joint and gives it to someone. Shad sells "weed" and says even though it's legal, people still like the draw of buying it on the street. An older couple is said to be regularly drunk or passed out.