Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon

In the 1960s, British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) surprises a burglar and invites him to share his bed. The burglar, a working class man named George Dyer, 30 years Bacon&#39s junior, accepts. Bacon finds Dyer&#39s amorality and innocence attractive, introducing him to his Soho pals. In their sex life, Dyer dominates, Bacon is the masochist. Dyer&#39s bouts with depression, his drinking and pill popping, and his satanic nightmares strain the relationship, as does his pain with Bacon&#39s casual infidelities. Bacon paints, talks with wit, and, as Dyer spins out of control, begins to find him tiresome. Could Bacon care less?