1950: U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy starts on his path of exposing communists inside the United States Government, dedicating himself to such a task without regard for the livelihoods and/or reputations of those he felt were a -threat- to the United States. Regarded least of all by this crusading politician is his beautiful wife Lady Constantina Chatterley of British Royalty who doesn't enjoy the lonely days and nights spent at his Virginia estate. She has also been warned against doing anything which may create a -scandal- for him. She eventually discovers other forms of entertainment (and other men) to enjoy but then finds herself in the crosshairs of those who oppose her husband: tabloid photographers, people he's vilified and foreign agents seeking a Cold War advantage over their American enemy.