Following the suicide of his girlfriend, Jake (David Duchovny) seeks answers as to why she did it through her diaries. Jake discovers that although she loves him, she felt as if there was something lacking. And when she met a man who did construction work and sold shoes, she pursued him and it wasn't long before she was having an affair with him and they did things that she didn't do with Jake. And she couldn't stay away from him. Each of the thirteen episodes recounts one of these steamy stories from the female's point-of-view. In its tasteful and mature view of sexuality, depicting the fantasies and desires of both genders, Red Shoe Diaries garnered massive ratings among women and couples - the demographics that have pushed 50 Shades of Grey to such dizzying prominence.