1859. Alexina, a trainee teacher in the convent for young girls where she grew up, suffers from unbearable pain. After examining her, the diocese's doctor reveals that she's a hermaphrodite. According to him, because masculinity always dominates, Alexina is a man. She has no other choice than to leave the school as quickly as possible, leaving behind Henriette, her closest and dear friend.
Adapted from Herculine Barbin, dite Alexina B. by Michel Foucault.