Based on the novel Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, Bright Young Things marks the directorial debut of actor and writer Stephen Fry. It deals with fame, sexual scandal, greed, night-clubbing and the frantic glamour of youth. Known to the press who follow their every move, as the ‘Bright Young Things’, Adam and his friends are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. They are young, party-going creatures embracing innovations like the gramophone record and the telephone as the self-consciously modern generation that cannot keep still for a second. Amidst all the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally broke, is desperately trying to get enough money to marry the beautiful Nina. While his attempts are constantly thwarted, their friends seem one by one to self-destruct in their endless search for newer and faster sensations. Finally, when events out of their control come crashing into their world, they are forced to reassess their lives and what they value the most.