Alex Wheeler has put a law career on hold to devote herself full-time to raising her son and her husband Greg, a therapist working to build a private practice are trying to find the "right" primary school for their son, Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Disney princesses to G.I. Joe. The little one has the potential to be a candidate for a scholarship at a private school, his preschool director Judy, a trusted friend of the family, encourages Alex to mention Jake's "gender-expansive" play in their applications. Alex and Greg take Judy's advice. But as the process continues, Jake's behavior becomes increasingly erratic and perplexing, and the question of what's really going on with Jake starts to create a rift between the two parents.