Barry is a pediatrician living in Pasadena who has kept his Abbudin family history a secret. He returns to his family home after 20 years away to attend his nephew's wedding. While there, his father wants him to step into a leadership role in Abbudin.
Jamal is Barry's older brother and next in line for the presidency. He's a charmer, brutal, and power hungry. He's married to Leila, but has other women on the side. He has a contentious relationship with his brother.
Sammy is Barry's 16 year old son. He's drawn to the extravagant lifestyle at the palace and grows closer to his uncle. He's also gay and makes a connection during the wedding despite the dangers of the relationship.
Abdul works security for the Al-Fayeed family as is tradition for men in his family. He's gay and must keep that part of his identity hidden. He becomes attracted to Sammy Al-Fayeed during the wedding.