"Семейство Бисли некое воплощение добродетелей, свойственных провинциальным семьям. Но за основательными фасадами происходит нечто загадочное. Миссис Бисли решает взять у юного и весьма ранимого матроса, постояльца дом. Но по воле случая, юноша оказывается в ловушке, подобной смертельному треугольнику: с одной стороны его атакует Бисли, с другой подкрадывается ее дочь…"
The film is based on the true story of Albert Goozee, who was put on trial in 1956 in England. He was arrested after his 53-year-old landlady, Mrs. Lydia Leakey, and her 14-year-old daughter, Norma, were found murdered. Goozee was tried only for the murder of the teenaged girl (Joyce, in the movie), convicted and imprisoned for life. The movie follows Goozee's own version of events, portraying him as an increasingly desperate young man caught in a love triangle between a mother and daughter, although as the only survivor there is no way of verifying if his version of the events was entirely truthful.
Goozee was released from prison in 1971 but was imprisoned again in 1996, the year Intimate Relations came out, for unrelated sex offences.