Pound Pictures and Oliwood Films, LLC Present:

Princess and Buddha
A sexy tale of desire and betrayal


Contact: Laura Jean Cronin, 206/323-0557


Princess and Buddha is a sexy tale of desire and betrayal as college professor, Victoria Neve, steps out of the comfort of her academic world and into the Seattle grunge music scene in pursuit of Billy Fields, a charming yet volatile young grunge girl with a sordid past. Set in the Seattle grunge era, Billy Fields embodies the conflicted grunge movement: carefree and self-destructive. When she meets the striking Victoria, she sees in her an opportunity to improve her life, and places her faith and dreams in this new relationship. Victoria, on the other hand, finds in Billy a world of passion and personal freedom that she has never experienced. The pair is swept up into a world of desire that effaces their differences in class and education. Soon, however, the pressures from Billy’s substance abuse past and Victoria’s upper-class mindset break into both of their fantasies. Billy’s love of life and living for the moment is overshadowed by her inner turmoil and haunting demons of the past. Victoria uses Billy’s past transgressions as a means of escape when she is faced with issues of commitment to Billy and the relationship they have formed. When Billy experiences the backlash of Victoria’s emotional openness she spirals into an abyss of drugs and crime. Victoria retreats into the familiarity of her career and a safe, yet passionless, relationship with an admiring

From Billy’s climatic arrest the story jumps forward two years when Billy is released from prison and decides to take another chance on Victoria. It initially appears that history is to repeat itself, but Victoria soon learns that the emotional dynamics have shifted. The new Billy is someone to be reckoned with and Victoria’s old habits of deception and emotional detachment have run their course. Victoria and Billy are given another chance to find out what is true and what is love.