In Buenos Aires, rich teen Lala (Efron) has fallen in love with her low-caste maid Ailin (Vitale). Lala's brother (Doregger) is just home from rehab, and her judge father (Munne) is getting death threats, so they're oblivious to Lala's dream to run off to Ailin's abandoned family home in Paraguay and live happily ever after. But their crazy plan goes awry, leaving Lala in Paraguay, where she meets Ailin's former soap-star dad (Andre), and Ailin in Argentina, where she's cornered by the cops for something Lala did.
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The center of the movie is Alex (Inés Efron), a girl of 15 who's obviously got a boyish streak in her. Although it's not really laid out explicitly, it soon becomes apparent that Alex harbors a secret -- one which has convinced her family to move from Argentina to an island somewhere in Uruguay -- so they can be away from prying eyes and wagging tongues. The secret: Alex is a hermaphrodite, raised as a girl but now struggling with her masculine side while being prepped quietly for surgery that will make her about as female as it gets.
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The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.