Virtual Love is the true story of Tony Johnson, who, at the age of 15, has written a harrowing memoir about being abused, both physically and sexually, by his parents and their friends, and then being rescued by his new mom, Vicki, a social worker in Union City, New Jersey. Tony's subsequent struggle with AIDS made him the famous cause of people all over the world - including the highly acclaimed novelist Paul Monette. Tony became one of the most important people in Paul's life. But when Paul wanted to meet him, it seemed that maybe Tony was too good to be true, that perhaps he didn't even exist. Tony's controversial story is a powerful sorting device that separates the cynics from the romantics, causing us to wonder if perhaps the most real things in the world are those that neither children nor adults can see.