"Every girl needs her father."
"Every woman has the perfect desire."
Mary Marie Lynn (Jhene Aiko) was an average teenage leader, but with a small disadvantage that her boyfriend (Childish Gambino) couldn't bare. She and her mother, mama Mary (Alicia Keys) lived in a 3 bedroom home in the not so subtle part of California. Compton- where it was very rare to be a virgin at the age of 19.
Disturbing news of her father, Joe Lynn (Common), being a drug addict didn't sit so delicately with her mother and caused a major break in Mary's tiny household. After her grand mother's passing, she became vulnerable and found herself craving for attention. The nice neighbor, Keenon Jackson (YG), knew a little about teaching.