Butterflies Are Free is a comedy/drama, by Leonard Gershe. The plot revolves around a blind man (Don Baker) living in downtown Manhattan whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie (Jill Tanner).
Young Don Baker, hero of his mother’s children’s book series, “Donny Dark” has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When he meets his hooky neighbor, sexy actress, Jill, Mrs. Baker’s controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results.