Julia, early 30s, travels to her old friend Anna’s island villa for a late summer weekend. When Anna introduces her new husband, JP, Julia recognises him as her date-rapist of fifteen years earlier. Both Julia and JP keep their past acquaintance a secret from Anna, who grows increasingly uneasy about the tension between her husband and her old friend. Over the weekend the simmering conflicts between the trio deepen.
Lex Julia explores the unsettling dynamics of acquaintance rape, intertwining three destinies and three different points of view. Was Julia and JP’s encounter a sincere misunderstanding or a cold-blooded attack? What could, or should be done about it, years later? When a violation can’t be proven, whose story is heard and believed? How does one heal and get closure?