Meadow Mori and Carrie Wexler grew up together in Los Angeles, and both became filmmakers. Meadow makes challenging documentaries; Carrie makes successful feature films with a feminist slant. The two friends have everything in common--except their views on sex, power, movie-making, and morality. And yet their loyalty trumps their different approaches to film and to life. Until, one day, a mysterious woman with a unique ability to enthral men over the phone becomes the subject of one of Meadow's documentaries, and throws everything into jeopardy. Heart-breaking and insightful, Innocents and Others is an extraordinary novel about friendship, filmmaking, loneliness and art.