Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) is a fiercely independent young woman who comes to Las Vegas running from a troubled past. Looking for a break on the Las Vegas Strip, she lands a job as an erotic dancer at the Cheetah Club. But, to make ends meet, she also works as a lap dancer in the club's back room.
Possessed of a raw and riveting dancing talent, Nomi is soon introduced to the vastly different world of the big Las Vegas shows--and the powerful men and women who run them. Zack (Kyle Maclachlan), the handsome and ambitious entertainment director at the Stardust, could push Nomi into the spotlight. Cristal (Gina Gershon), the glamorous star of the stage show "Goddess," is inexorably drawn to Nomi's beauty and spirit and may make her...or break her.
As the complex bonds of passion, jealousy and love form between them, Nomi is pulled deeper into the world she so desperately desires.