Kelly is an uptight lesbian with aspirations to be a television news reporter. She's shipped off to Little Hope to gather data for the market research firm she works for, accompanied by Linda, her talkative, scatterbrained camera person. When the local hotel runs out of rooms, this mismatched pair must bunk at a youth hostel filled with oddballs, which suits Linda fine but drives Kelly crazy. Kelly's even more upset when Linda runs into an old flame who's now a bored housewife looking for a little action. In a final comic misstep, Linda suggests they showcase their questionable talents by filming a human interest piece at the local annual Chili Cook-Off.