Storyline:Therese (Rooney Mara) dreams of a job as a set designer at the theater, but instead she's with Richard (Jake Lacy), whom she does not actually love. So she struggles through the New York of the 50s and tries to keep afloat with a job in a department store. One day she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), who immediately gives Therese her address so that her purchases can be delivered there. Therese Carol sends out a card for Christmas at which she unexpectedly receives an answer. Connected by the feeling of loneliness, the two women begin to spend more and more time together. Therese develops strong feelings for Carol - much to the displeasure of Carol's husband Harge (Kyle Chandler). He threatens to deprive his wife of custody of their daughter. All he needs is solid evidence of the secret love of women. Harge pulls out all the stops and hires a private detective, whom he puts on Therese and Carol.