Sydnee Post wants to be the new Piaf. At the festival of San Gennaro, she meets vacationing Mark Webster and invites him to hear her sing. She's terrible and the only person who will tell her the truth is her neighbor Walter a witty, warmhearted transvestite. Walter tells Mark that Sydnee's only reality is her dream world: her music, her made up family, her fairy tale background. Mark is forced to face the life he's running away from, Sydnee decides to face the future more realistically, and Walter gets a job as a hat check girl.