Shows You Might Have Missed: Deep Water
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A brutal murder leads two Sydney detectives down a rabbit hole of cover-ups and crime and into Sydney’s violently homophobic past, in the gripping four-part drama Deep Water.
When detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a young gay man in the beach-side Sydney suburb Bondi, at first the case appears clear-cut.
With a spurned and obsessive ex-lover on the scene – and evidence of a promiscuous sex life – it is quickly assumed that he is yet another victim of a violent relationship or hook-up culture.
Yet Tori quickly realises that something else may be going on, and with a bit of research uncovers a long and torrid history of unsolved murders, suicides and disappearances within Sydney’s gay community.
Haunted by the mysterious death of her teenage brother and faced with growing evidence of a connection between murders decades apart, Tori and partner Nick must put everything on the line to uncover a deeply sinister truth.
Inspired by the real life, unsolved murders of up to 80 gay men in Sydney's eastern suburbs in the 80’s and 90’s, Deep Water is a gripping but sensitive look at a moment in history some would rather forget.
Starring Yael Stone (Orange Is The New Black) and Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones), this compelling and important four-part series will have you at the edge of your seat – and marvelling at the devastating damage hate can do.