When Christian Taylor, a writer on HBO’s wildly popular Six Feet Under, agrees to let a British Television crew follow him for a series about Brits working in Hollywood, he finds that his true calling may be in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ Stage and not in the harsh world of Hollywood show business.
Lindy Heymann and her documentary crew first meet Christian while Six Feet Under is shooting on location in Las Vegas. Christian is an intelligent and young writer/producer who is part of the creative team behind the series.
Unbeknownst to Christian, who is miked, Lindy and her camera crew are able to listen in when Executive Producer Alan Ball calls Christian into his trailer. Ball tells Christian that his contract will not be renewed for the following season. With an explanation that is succinct and cold, Ball suggests that Christian may be better suited to a hospital or legal drama.
In a state of shock and denial, Christian disappears from the set and from the reality which Lindy and her crew have been documenting. After flying back to Los Angeles to track Christian down, the British crew discover that Christian has chosen to stay in Las Vegas and is renting a room in the suburbs from veteran Showboy Erich Miller.
Unaware that his firing has been recorded, Christian decides to fulfill his obligation to the documentary piece. He tells the crew that he is remaining in Las Vegas over the summer to research an “action film” that he is writing. Rather than call Christian on his lie, Lindy convinces Christian that the research Christian is “performing” has a lot more to do with his own personal issues and dreams than any film script.
From strip-mall dance studios to the stages of Vegas’ top shows, from Siegfried & Roy to Whoopi Goldberg, Lindy's crew observes Christian’s bizarrely erratic passion-fueled journey to become a Showboy. On the way, he encounters a cast of wild and wonderful characters who are the true life and soul of Vegas.
At times, we wonder if Christian is having a nervous breakdown. Is fulfilling our dreams always possible? What life crisis would force us to confront the reality of changing our lives?