Tracy is the landlord of an apartment complex in Champaign, Illinois where Nathan Gao, a student from Hong Kong is conducting sexual awakening classes (called Tantric Sex) in his apartment room to pay for his college. She fantasizes about him, and even attends one of his 'classes' where he preaches about 'awakening the tigress'. (All of his 'student's' are white-American girls; and, according to Nathan, he had thought he would be able to make easy money by making those type of girls believe anything).
However, Tracy believes it's a hoax but Tracy is somehow struck with the 'tigress awakening' (or lightening) one day and needs sex, which occurs with Nathan. However, Nathan is afraid of committment; also still somewhat clinging onto his 'Tantric Sex' beliefs, that he can't fall in love with a tigeress.(He teeters back and forth in believing the myth). Meanwhile, Tracy asks a detective friend to run a check on Nathan to see if he is legit.
Later on, while on a 'friendly' date with Nathan, her brother Joey, and Joey's girlfriend....Tracy tells Nathan openly that the police think Nathan's mother is operating a prostitution ring.This is interesting, because Tracy doesn't confront him privately, especially as she is trying to pursue a relationship with Nathan.Too, it turns out that Nathan's mother actually runs a sexual awakening('Tantric Sex') temple in where Nathan fell in love with a woman who had her tigress awakened...and he was kicked out for falling in love with her.
Tracy comes off as a strong-willed woman, although, as shown above...not always making the right decisions. However, Nathan seems to be the one that is not as strong; it's his belief in the Tantric sex (and the scenes at the temple where we meet Nathan's mother who is the head of the temple) that things become a bit hoaky. It becomes jarring with the juxtaposition of the 'fantasy' elements of the Tantric sex, then the 'reality' moments that just have the two getting to know one another.
There are inconsistent characters and situations, as well as situations that don't ring true. Even though there are some fantasy elements, you want to have a sense that you believe in what the characters are going through. Since said fantasy elements don't necessarily jell with the non-fantasy moments, those aspects don't help the characters or the story...