Written and Directed by Todd Haynes the gay themed movie is set in a calm stable 50’s family setting. The Whitakers have everything pertaining to a good life available to them. Cathy is a beautiful wife, mother and homemaker married to a successful executive of a television advertising company. Cathy’s well-knit world begins to crumble when a call to the police station gets through; apparently Frank, her husband, has been exploring a ring of underground gay bars.
He admits to her of his confused gay sexuality when caught making out with a gay man in his office. Things get bad when Frank strikes her when he’s unable to make love to her. She spirals and sparks off a relationship with their black gardener Raymond. In a world filled with racism and discrimination the perfect family is rocked to its core. Watch as heartbreak, racism and gayism web into the perfect family.