It’s the end of the 19th century in Truevine, Virginia, and albino brothers Willie and George Muse are out working in the tobacco fields. Suddenly, they are whisked away by a stranger and forced to perform as circus freaks in front of crowds. Meanwhile, their mother tries her best to reunite with her sons – but will they ever be a family again?
The boys’ story began in 1899, when nine-year-old Willie and his six-year-old brother, George, were living with their mother, Harriett, in the sharecropping area of Truevine. As albinos, the African-American brothers were born without pigmentation in their hair and skin, leaving them with unusually pale appearances.