Naked in New York is a fresh and funny romantic comedy directed and co-written by Dan Algrant. Eric Stoltz stars as Jake, a young playwright who leaves his live-in lover Joanne (Mary-Louise Parker) behind in Cambridge while he oversees the production of his first off-Broadway play in New York City. Joanne drifts away from him when a rich art gallery owner (Timothy Dalton) takes a big interest in her photography collection.
Modern love, it seems, suffers under the pressures of work and creativity. The playwright, who assumed the role of man of the house for his divorced mother, is reluctant to take the lead again with Joanne. And she wants to fulfill her talents as an artist as much as she wants a love relationship. The film ends with a dream sequence that is perfectly in sync with the learning experience of first love.