Very Close Quarters is a 1983 sex comedy set in Moscow. In a communal flat, 31 strangers are forced to share one bathroom, one kitchen, and one telephone. This is considered common in Moscow and allows for the rent to be very affordable. Vera (Lee Taylor Allen), one of the main characters, decides to have some fun and create some chaos. She pretends to be a lesbian with one of her neighbors just to bother her mother. The rumors about her spread like wildfire throughout the apartment. While all of this is happening, her mother, Galina (Shelley Winters), is trying to play matchmaker. She would like her daughter to date her wealthy alcoholic boss, Kiril (Paul Sorvino). Vera has very different plans in mind though. The gossip and lack of privacy makes the apartment environment overwhelming and hectic. The chaos is endless as the tenants learn to share everything. The difficulties they endure revolve around the constant lack of privacy.