Eight people unknowingly form a circle –
either through a friendship, attempted love, or brief sexual
encounter. One of those in the circle is an actress, Julia Korsett,
who thinks she’s found her big break in her career when she lands the
role of Anya, the daughter of a Russian arms dealer. The director of
the film has some radical theories on directing and believes that
Julia, instead of relying on lines and a script, must become Anya. She
must learn how to negotiate with hit men, handle a gun and enter into
the mind of a criminal. The director is more concerned with his own
sexual satisfaction than his theories, however, and even though Julia
sleeps with him, he ends up recasting Julia for a younger actress.
Summertime tells how Julia gets this role back, not by convincing the
director that she is the better actress, but by becoming Anya.