The ravishing Lea, famed courtesan to the rich and famous in pre-World War I Paris, is contemplating her retirement when her arch-rival asks Lea to teach her spoiled 19-year-old son Cheri about women. It’s an adventure that becomes a heated and passionate affair that results in power struggles over sex, money, age, and society — and unexpectedly, love itself — as a boy who refuses to grow up collides with a woman who realizes she cannot stay young forever.

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