When young Patrick, a wealthy orphan, comes to live with his Aunt Mame in the 1920s, he arrives in the middle of a riotous cocktail party and learns very quickly that Mame is not the average aunt.  She is vitally in love with life and loves causes, whether it’s taking on a stuffy and outdated education system, or combating racial prejudice in suburbia.  Patrick receives an eclectic education – such as how the word ‘bastard’ applies to the family lawyer, what goes on in speakeasies and what causes hangovers.