Consrvative MP Jeremy Thorpe’s secret gay love affair with handsome stableboy Norman Scott in 1961 haunts him four years after it ended. Progressive politicians push to legalise homosexuality but a fearful Jeremy, being blackmailed with exposure by Norman, intends to keep the closet door slammed shut. He reasons the only way to do that is to have Norman killed! Failing to do so over several years, Jeremy’s desire for blood is as strong as ever, particularly when Norman ignites a media scandal that may destroy his hopes of being elected prime minister.
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