The film is presented in a non-linear format that creates a feeling of the chaos that might be going on inside Chelsea’s head. It is shot in a way that gives it a fly on the wall documentary feel to it. There are storylines involving her clients, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s trip to Vegas, her support team, and one with a reporter. The time period of the story is key in that it takes place during the impending 2008 election and the economic downfall. With Chelsea’s clients losing money, will she still be kept on the payroll?
An interesting question is raised by the journalist who asks “Do any of your clients ever get to see the real you?” Chelsea is exactly what the client wants her to be or what she thinks they want. Setting up massive barriers is the only way you’re going to protect yourself and survive in this business.