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.
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.
Ice Water in Their Veins
In the aftermath of the Esquire article, Truman starts on a downward spiral. The Swans form a unified front.
In 1966, documentary filmmakers the Maysles brothers capture the events leading up to and following Truman's iconic Black and White Ball.
Babe makes peace with a harsh reality. Truman makes an effort to get sober.
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.
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.
Babe reflects on her life and her greatest treasures. Truman and the Swans reel in the fallout of a tragedy.