Oscar Wilde (1960)
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Playwright Oscar Wilde's homosexuality is exposed when he brings a libel action against his lover's father, leading to his own prosecution.
In the 1890s, famed writer Oscar Wilde embarks on a relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, despite his marriage to Constance. As their relationship creates a public scandal and feeds the outrage of Alfred's father, the Marquis of Queensberry, Wilde charges the Marquis with libel - a decision that turns against him when the Marquis' lawyer leads him to admit to his homosexuality, resulting in Wilde's own prosecution.
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