Fiona is a young woman coming into adulthood who has lived a
happy life with a loving family in their modest dwelling in the suburbs of
London. She holds very
high standards for herself and expects others to as well. Her look on life
sometimes leaves her with disappointment when those she considers trustworthy
do not uphold the same values.Never
being one to flaunt her femininity, Fiona has come to an age where she wishes
to lose her innocence. Yet she will not give up her virginity just for the sake
of having sex. Her naivety when it comes to placing faith in some of the males
she encounters causes her to face some difficult situations.
On the surface, Roger is a young man who has it all. A
prestigious family, wealth, and an extensive mansion outside of
London grace his
background information. The underlying truth of Roger’s life is far from the
fairytale painted for publicity. He has had to grow up with a cruel,
self-centered father and the heartache his numerous affairs caused his mother.
When his mother passes away, Roger closes himself off emotionally and his
belief in love and trust are drained. Just as he begins to open up, the
encounter leaves him with an emptier hole.
When Fiona and Roger’s paths collide, it seems like a natural
meeting. The two weary individuals somehow accept each others presence and a
friendship blossoms over months of planned site-seeing. Over time a solid
relationship forms, as Fiona and Roger open themselves to love. However, a dark
secret is exposed that could rip not only their relationship apart, but destroy
them as well.
THE PATH OF INNOCENCE is a journey of rising above one’s past,
coming to find self worth, and learning to trust. The two protagonists come
from completely different backgrounds, in terms of family life and social
status. Yet they both struggle to find themselves and deal with idealisms of
society that young adults must often face. It is a story that hinges deeply on
dialogue. The largely based day-to-day occurrences and ordinary settings make
for the feel of following along in a compelling documentary. Megan Johns does a
wonderful job fleshing out her characters as well as portraying their emotions