‘Feud: Capote vs. The Swans’ is a show based on incredible real-life events that you absolutely need to watch

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Feud: Capote vs. The Swans is an epic drama series based on real-life events.

Featuring an all-star cast and an incredible storyline, Feud should undoubtedly be on your need-to-watch list.

Feud is an eight-part limited series. (Image: FX)

Feud: Capote vs. The Swans depicts the rise and fall of author Truman Capote in Manhattan’s most elite social circle during the 1950s and 1960s.

Not only is the show based on true events, it’s also adapted from a book about the scandal: Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era by Laurence Leamer.

Here’s everything you need to know about Feud: Capote vs. The Swans including the real-life story, the cast, and where you can watch it in Australia.

Set photo of Naomi Watts as Babe Paley in Feud: Capote vs. The Swans.
Naomi Watts as Babe Paley. (Image: Getty)

What is the plot of Feud: Capote vs. The Swans?

Truman Capote was an author who became friends with a group of aristocratic women (whom he nicknamed “the swans”) in 1950s New York, and he found himself invited to lavish dinner parties and on elaborate trips with the socialites.

But when excerpts of Capote’s novel Answered Prayers about the socialites’ scandals and intimate secrets were published in Esquire magazine, his friendships began falling apart.

According to the synopsis from FX, Feud sees Capote become “ingratiated” into the womens’ lives, “befriending them and becoming their confidante, only to ultimately betray them by writing a thinly veiled fictionalisation of their lives, exposing their most intimate secrets.”

Episode one of Feud picks up at the height of Capote’s literary success, and his gradual decline and falling out with the women is portrayed over the following episodes.

Diane Lane and Tom Lane filming on set of Feud: Capote vs. The Swans.
Diane Lane and Tom Hollander on set of Feud. (Image: Getty)

Who is in the cast of Feud: Capote vs. The Swans?

Feud features an incredible cast, with some huge names portraying the infamous characters.

The cast list includes Tom Hollander as Truman Capote, and as for the swans, Naomi Watts portrays Barbara “Babe” Paley, Diane Lane stars as Slim Keith, Chloë Sevigny acts as C.Z. Guest, and Calista Flockhart portrays Lee Radziwill.

Also starring in the series is Demi Moore as Ann Woodward, Molly Ringwald as Joanne Carson, Treat Williams as Bill Paley, Joe Mantello as Jack Dunphy, and Russell Tovey as John O’Shea.

Naomi Watts also serves as an executive producer on the show.

Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Chloe Sevigny, Calista Flockhart, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald and Tom Hollander at the premiere of Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans
The incredible cast of Feud at the premiere. (Image: Getty)

Where can you watch Feud: Capote vs. The Swans in Australia?

Feud: Capote vs. The Swans is available to stream in Australia via BINGE.

The show is an eight-episode limited series, with one new episode released weekly on Thursdays.

Stream Feud: Capote vs. The Swans now on BINGE with a 7-day free trial. Subscribe here.

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