1939: Bette returns home knowing shes to lose, as the press leaked the Oscar winners. Bette takes us on a bumpy ride, as the tenacious actress fights her way to the top. Witness Bette triumph over misogyny, to win roles and compensation on par with male counterparts. Through conversations with her mother, her friendship with Olivia de Havilland, her four failed marriages and her feelings of regret about her groundbreaking court case, we experience Bettes most defining moments; Bette at her most vulnerable. See what happens when someone who always wins loses. Magnificently witty (List).