During his transition from female to male, Bennett is taken under the wing of his musical hero, transgender folk singer Joe Stevens.
The subculture of the song-poem industry is where a dream and a song come together as people mail in poems to be set to music.
Off the Charts is a fascinating, hilarious, and at times unsettling film that explores the strange underworld of the song-poem industry. In this little known subculture, "ordinary people" respond to come-on ads in the back pages of magazines ("Send in Your Lyrics—Make $50,000 in Royalties!"), mailing in their heartfelt but often bizarre poems to music industry companies that, for cash, set those poems to music.