16 year old Mel ran away from home and her sexually abusive "uncle." She has little money and no where to stay until Henry arrives.
Henry becomes her everything. He's her father. He's everyone's father. Henry introduces Mel to the family. The family is a group of people who believe Henry as their leader. He's their messiah who is sent to teach the world his beliefs.
family is based on the Manson Family and the murders they committed in 1969.