Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) is the true story of the most popular biography of celebrities, Lee Israel, who earned its existence in the 1970s and 1980s, writing about famous personalities such as Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. Far from the new trend in biography in the publishing industry, New York considers her book about Lauder boring. In 1992, Israel’s career as a book writer and journal articles ended. Destroyed and ruined, when Lee can no longer publish, he turns his art into deception, instigated by her loyal friend Jack, who had recently finished a sentence for armed robbery.