Ivory Tower is a campus crime thriller about Margolis Santos, a charismatic film professor in her prime, who risks her career and life to uncover sexual abuse and corruption inside her university's football program where rich boosters pay sorority girls to have sex with star recruits.
When we find Margolis, she's embroiled in a sex scandal of her own that sends her life into a tailspin. She unthinkingly sleeps with a student from another school, but when the parents find out, they threaten to sue her University. To protect its reputation, the conniving university president, Art 'Lightning' Lane, takes revenge on Margolis and has her fired.
As she fights for her job, Margolis is unaware of the shady dealings going on at the Theta House, where her 16 year-old daughter, Brie, likes to hang out. Billionaire football donor, Chet Orchard, is orchestrating there a new recruiting scheme where Theta sisters 'date' potential players with the implication of sexual favors. The girls do it for all kinds of reasons-money, power, the illicit thrill-but Orchard has to blackmail the crackerjack Emma Barnes into joining by threatening to throw her father in jail.
In the trial-by-fire of her own scandal, Margolis learns what really matters-her family and fighting for justice-so she decides to make a film about sexual assault on campus. That's when she slowly discovers the horrifying truth about what's going on inside the football program and the Theta house. She has to stop it. The trouble is, her husband, Frank Sinoro, is the head football coach and her daughter loves the sorority, so Margolis has to find a way to save her family, while also saving the women on campus and, eventually, her own soul.
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