A young Xhosa college student meets an American war correspondent during apartheid in South Africa. Over the next 25 years they figure out ways to live together even though their relationship - both as an interracial couple and a gay couple - is dangerously illegal.
Despite these challenges, life gets even harder as apartheid slowly disintegrates. Their world is rocked by the AIDS epidemic.
But their biggest challenge is rebalancing their relationship on an equal par after Nelson Mandela becomes president and they break their old sham roles of master and servant.
Still, they managed to remain together as partners and lovers for 51 years.
Inspired by a real couple.