Dorian Gray: In contemporary London, a beautiful and rich young man, Dorian Gray, loves Sybil, an aspiring actress; thanks to her, hes momentarily less self-centered. Hes also sitting for a portrait painted by his friend, Basil. When its done, Dorian complains hell grow old while it stays unchanged. On the same night, he slaps Sybil and sends her away, then accepts the seductive offer of a partys hostess to sleep with her. The next day, the painting looks slightly older. In horror and fascination, Dorian hides it away and continues a life of degradation. Over time, as the portrait becomes hideous, hes unchanged by libidinal life; finally, he and Basil face the painting.