Two teenage boys growing-up in Georgia during the 1970s begin secretly dating each other so they won't be found out. For revenge they pretend to date girls in their class and end up treating them horribly. When one of the girls ends up pregnant, their lives change drastically. The boy reluctantly ends up marrying this young woman and hides who he really is from his son. As the years go by we learn that his son has the exact same secret, but with a twist.