Peyton and Elena are, on the surface, diametrically opposed - one, a well-known lesbian writer, the other a mother and wife of a pastor - but when their paths cross, several times over, they feel compelled to connect. What begins as friendship quickly blossoms into something deeper. Peyton tries to extricate herself before her heart wants what it can't have. Elena can't imagine not having Peyton in her life. And despite the fact that she has never even considered kissing a woman, Elena is overwhelmed with a desire to do just that. Despite Peyton's reservations, Elena pushes the relationship into a full-blown affair. The two women fall deeply in love, both keenly aware a future together might be little more than a dream.
Did You Know?
Necar Zadegan was the last person to be cast as the title character of Elena. She had auditioned for the part only a few days before filming began. See more
When Peyton gets out of her SUV and is talking to Elena, her phone is a flip-top phone. When she's sitting at the table in her house and Elena texts her, she picks up her phone and hits a key to read her message. In this scene her phone looks like a non-flip smart phone. See more
I don't know. Maybe some of us are not meant to have a soulmate like Tyler thinks.
Well... I don't know about soulmates, but... Y'know, with Margaret... after that?
[faux southern accent
Frankly my dear, I don't care if I never see another lesbian for as long as I live... I'm not kidding.