James Toback, a writer and director known for provocative explorations of race and sexual relations such as "Black and White" and "Two Girls and a Guy" has created a femme fatale for the 21st Century. Vera (Neve Campbell) is a beautiful, privileged, capricious young New Yorker exploring the limits of her sexual and intellectual powers. She has sexually frank discussions with her potential employer, picks up men on the street and videotapes her erotic exploits with a female lover.
Vera's boyfriend, Ford (Frederick Weller), is a fast-talking hustler who sells her off to a wealthy media mogul (Dominic Chianese), by arranging an illicit encounter. Incredibly she agrees. More incredibly, the mogul agrees to the indecent proposal and a $1 million fee.
Vera, obsessed with power and control, takes the situation into her own hands by conning her boyfriend and the mogul. She sets them both up for a shocking turn of events.
"When Will I Be Loved" twists the film noir form creating an intriguing sexual thriller with perversity, greed and desire that is completely engrossing and startlingly fresh.