Gods and Monsters is a 1998 gay movie about once powerful film director James Whale. He gets his fame especially for directing Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. James is long retired. He paints for leisure. James has numerous gay lovers who frequent the house. His housekeeper Hanna does not approve of all the infidelity even though she does not speak out. James is in poor health though. His casual contacts with random gay boys is cut short when he falls in love with the new gardener who is a former marine and Korean war veteran. This film revolves around James' fascination with the new gardener and eventual suicide.