How ‘Capote vs. the Swans’ Predicted Everything About 2024 Culture

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The 1975 social scene of Feud: Capote vs. The Swans reminds viewers that 2024’s Real Housewives are amateurs at shade, gossip, and holding a grudge. The first two episodes, now streaming on FX and Hulu, recapture when Esquire magazine was that era’s Bravo.

Truman Capote (Tom Hollander) betrayed his friends and destroyed his social status with Esquire’s late-October publication of “La Cote Basque, 1965”—a fictional story splaying out real-life scandals from the lives of high society’s wealthy “swans.”

“I am always listening,” Capote rationalizes in Feud, “I am recording, because this is the way of the world.”

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