Neil (Michael Johnston) is an introverted, questioning high school freshman. Lacking any real-world friends, he’s forced to work out his issues through the private erotica he writes about the popular sci-fi character, Vanguard. When he’s exposed in class, the slightly-older Julia (Hannah Marks) comes to his defense. An erotic fan fic writer herself, Julia pushes Neil to publish his stories to an online “adult” forum, where they quickly grab the attention of the site moderator, Denis (Michael Ian Black). When Neil is invited to present his work at a Comic Con live-read event, he has to face the fact that Denis’ interest may be more than simply professional... much like his own feelings for Julia. With a strong supporting cast including Missi Pyle (Galaxy Quest), Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul) and Angela Kinsey (The Office), Slash finds the humor and humanity in places most of us would never dare to look.