Amber comes from a well-to-do Jewish family. Tom is a young African-American man raised in poverty, the first in his family to attend university. While finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, they end up spending a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but the consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? With lyricism and wit, Actually investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.