Tom Kalin’s seminal independent film work, Swoon, now celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary, tells the true story of Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two 18-year-old lovers who kidnapped and murdered a 13-year-old boy in 1924 Chicago. Simply to prove to themselves that they were smart enough to get away with it. Previous film versions of this salacious story downplayed Leopold and Loeb's homosexuality, but Kalin's version plays it up into a thrilling psychosexual motif. Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) is the calculating criminal mastermind, while Leopold (Craig Chester), the amateur ornithologist, is emotionally smitten. In love with Loeb, Leopold is willing to do anything for him, and when Loeb uses the withholding of sex as a prompt, Leopold is even willing to commit murder.