August 4, 2000
Timid songwriter Violet decides to leave her life in small-town New Jersey behind to try her hand at making it big in New York City as a singer. However, her demo tapes are met with no success. Her apartment is broken into, leaving her with only a few dollars to her name. In desperation, she tries to audition for a job as a bartender at a trendy hotspot where the girls dance on the bar and engage in loud and boisterous behavior for large tips. Due to her quiet nature, she fails the audition. She is given a second chance after she breaks up a fight among patrons, and finds the courage to do well and get the job. Working in the bar brings Violent out of her shell, and her new-found friends and coworkers cheer her on as she sings for an audience in hopes of capturing a record deal.