Eugenia “Sweeter” Phelan (Emma Stone) returns from college and lands a job with the local newspaper, writing a “Dear Abby” column for house hold chores. Being a Dixie princess, Sweeter seeks advice from a friend’s help, Abilileen Clark (Viola Davis). Reluctant at first, Abilileen helps Skeeter with her column.
As Skeeter gains Aibileen’s trust, the young lady learns much about the sub culture of **The Help,** black ladies who raise white women’s children. From cooking tasty food to changing diapers, these maids of Mississippi are the pillar of southern hospitality. Yet in culture where people are considered equal but separate, the **Help** are not allowed to use their employer’s bathrooms.