Legendary writers Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote both became famous just after the Second World War. Beyond their rich Southern heritage, they shared one other unspoken trait: they were both gay. Though the older Tennessee wrote plays and Truman mainly stuck to articles and books, over the decades their up-and-down relationship was largely fueled by rivalry. Sadly these two literary giants had one more thing in common: a sad ending.
In the fascinating “Truman & Tennessee,” we go back to explore the hearts and minds of these two brilliant, colorful writers, showing how uneasily they shared the arena, and how, over time, their respective demons undermined their work and reputations. Director Vreeland skillfully blends film clips, archival footage (including interviews with David Frost and Dick Cavett), and excerpts from their own letters and diaries, with Tennessee voiced by Quinto, and Truman by Parsons. The result is a riveting portrait of these two titanic, but ultimately tragic, figures.