He falls in love with Alyssa Jones, a lesbian with an unusual past. Holden feels jealous and begins to resent Alyssa for her rich and varied sexual history. At the same time, tension develops at home with his friend and business partner Banky Edwards, whose possessive feelings towards Holden develop into a full-blown homosexual crush. Holden is also losing interest in the immature humor of his and Banky's collaborative comic, Bluntman and Chronic. These conflicts are the plot of Chasing Amy.