A disillusioned London chef visits Nigeria and struggles with her matchmaking mother and restoring the family’s rundown hotel. She’s heartbroken when she discovers the man she loves is buying it.
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model’s casual sex partners begin to disappear.
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