A Girl drops into the Ocean from outer space. A being from a distant constellation called Monday, she has assumed the human form of a beautiful young woman in order to look for her friend who arrived years before and whom she suspects is in trouble; caught perhaps in the body he has assumed. On the star where she comes from people have no bodies.
The world she drops into is in turmoil.
On the heels of the “Great Revolution,” the new city-state of NYC has been liberated by Triple M, the Major Multimedia Monopoly which has brought into being the “Dictatorship Of The Consumer,” securing for the citizens greater choice, free access, personal autonomy, humanitarian reform, and technological progress.
Jack Bell works for the Ad Agency that swept Triple M into power and was the man who suggested the cornerstone of its policies: the “Human Value Reform Act.” Citizens are now public offerings on the stock exchange; each time they have sex and remain unattached their value increases depending on the current state of the market.
Horrified at the de-humanizing consequences of his suggestions, Jack is the secret leader of the Counter Revolution. Partisans are perpetrating ever more daring blows against the empire; making love just because it feels good; disabling the state/corporate run broadcast center; passing around outlawed copies of “Walden” and generally undermining the system.
Each small step Jack takes in his struggle against the regime seems to implicate another of his friends. The beautiful junior executive he works with, Cecile; the laid back but hyper-active teenage lady’s man, William, who is also Jack’s most valued operative; and Doc, Jack’s informant and confidant at the Hospital.
The Girl from Monday herself is holed up in Jack’s apartment, learning in increments how to use her body. Jack and Doc have seen her kind before. And they know that if she stays long enough and begins to make friends, she’ll become stuck in her earthling body and never be able to return to Star 147X in the constellation Monday.
But, inevitably, small kindnesses occur, sacrifices are made, attachments are formed, and our responsibility for one another endures. Tragic but beautiful and funny, The Girl From Monday is a fake science-fiction movie about the way we live now.