Plot: A pair of naive young girls learn that even the most insignificant actions can have lasting consequences. Influenced by the hip-hop thug lifestyle and seeking to explore life outside of their insulated, culturally homogenized suburb, pretty young teenagers Allison and Emily set their sights on East L.A. to experience the "gangsta" lifestyle firsthand. By the time the pair meet a ruthless Mexican drug dealer named Hector, some true-life Latino gang-bangers, and realize just how far out of their element they really are, it may already be too late to turn back.
Alternative Plot: Fed up with the harmless antics of their suburban friends, high school students Allison (Anne Hathaway) and Emily (Bijou Phillips) set off to find some real gangsters on the mean streets of Los Angeles. After meeting inner-city thug Hector (Freddy Rodriguez), the girls begin spending their time with an entirely different sort of crowd. But, as Allison and Emily venture deeper into the criminal world, Hector's violent lifestyle and dangerous connections threaten to consume them.