The true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, all in the name of love. Happily married and a member of the local police force Steven Russell is prompted to make dramatic reassessment of his life after a car accident. Realising he is gay Steven decides to live his life to the fullest but being gay proves to be expensive. Finding himself on the wrong side of the law and in jail Steven meets the sensitive and softly spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip and building the perfect life together leads Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another.