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Truman Capote surrounded himself with some of society's most elite women, whom he nicknamed "the swans," but his act of betrayal destroyed those relationships, banished him from high society and sent him into a spiral of self-destruction.


Episodes (8)
1Wed, Jan 31, 2024


Truman Capote is the toast of New York society. But a dishy excerpt published in Esquire Magazine threatens to topple him from his precarious perch.

2Wed, Jan 31, 2024

Ice Water in Their Veins

In the aftermath of the Esquire article, Truman starts on a downward spiral. The Swans form a unified front.

3Wed, Feb 07, 2024

Masquerade 1966

In 1966, documentary filmmakers the Maysles brothers capture the events leading up to and following Truman's iconic Black and White Ball.

4Wed, Feb 14, 2024

It's Impossible

Babe makes peace with a harsh reality. Truman makes an effort to get sober.

5Wed, Feb 21, 2024

The Secret Inner Lives of Swans

November 1975, the day after the Esquire article is published, Truman receives an inspiring visit from a fellow writer.

6Wed, Feb 28, 2024

Hats, Gloves and Effete Homosexuals

In New York, it's the end of an era. In California, Truman tries to usher in a new era with a hunky beau.

7Wed, Mar 06, 2024

Beautiful Babe

Babe reflects on her life and her greatest treasures. Truman and the Swans reel in the fallout of a tragedy.

8Wed, Mar 13, 2024

Phantasm Forgiveness