Four girls in Clearwater, Florida are abandoned by their best friend when she moves out of their shared mobile home to start her career. In her absence, the girls struggle to pay their power bill while Shelby contemplates getting her GED.
The girls’ plan to take acid and go to the waterpark goes awry when they realize Shelby took their only car to her new job. Torn between being a good friend and a good student, Shelby must decide what’s more important.
Once a month the girls go to a super fun, lively, predominately black BBQ called Chunky Sunday. When Jayla skips the BBQ for a chance to impress Harold at a fancy business luncheon, Kaitlin becomes desperate to find another black person to go with them, while Shelby struggles with feeling accepted.
When Shelby runs into Erica's deadbeat brother, Matty, she’s amazed to learn that church helped him completely clean up his life. Shelby then tricks the girls into going on a church trip, hoping it will inspire them to change, too.
The girls get a taste of the privileged life when they visit a rich girl from high school, Breezy Lopez. Getting a glimpse of Breezy’s idyllic family makes Shelby realize the cracks in her relationship with her mom as they hunt down her drunk stepdad.
While buying books for her GED classes, Shelby comes across a feminist book that makes her realize the girls have been objectified by men their entire lives. Meanwhile, Jayla starts working at Barnacles and turns the bar into a borderline strip club.
On the eve of Shelby’s GED test and Kaitlin’s „Island party of the year,” the girls get a surprise visit from Mandy who admits the real world sucks. This bombshell makes Shelby question whether or not she wants to get her GED at all.