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FIRST LOOK: Watch the Trailer for the Very Gay “A Very English Scandal” – Starring: Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw

"I was rude, I was vile, I was queer, I was myself!" Norman Scott

Starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal is the story of an illegal love affair that threatened the life of one man and the entire British establishment. Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and written by Russell T Davies, this brand new three-part series is a darkly comic adaptation of true events.

Via Vulture:

You think this Stormy Daniels situation is bad? Based on the very scandalous “Thorpe affair” that captivated England in the 1970s, the newest BBC miniseries, A Very English Scandal, truly lives up to its name — Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), a respected Parliament member and leader of the Liberal Party, had a affair with a young male model (Ben Whishaw) early in his career. Thorpe was apparently able to keep the affair at bay for over a decade, but when the model, Norman Scott, became getting a bit chatty when Thorpe’s political prominence began to rise, attempts on his life were made to keep him silenced for good. Who hired the hitman? Did the duo really have an affair? Aren’t they just so cute together?

Coming soon to BBC One and hopefully either Amazon, Hulu, or Netfix.

 

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