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If you’re like me, then you’ve always been fascinated with the life, times, and loves of Liberace. Wait, what? Okay, so I’ve never been fascinated by the guy. He’s like, a pianist or something, right? I dunno, it was way before my time. But “Behind the Candelabra”, which looks at the life of Liberace, is directed by Steven Soderbergh and this may very well be his last movie. Or not. Frankly, I’ve lost track of this guy’s supposed “last” movies.
Check out the first teaser trailer for “Behind the Candelabra”. You won’t be able to find this in theaters, though, because it’s an original HBO movie.
Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. Behind the Candelabra takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship–from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.
Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as the lovers, along with Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Boyd Holbrook, Scott Bakula, and Debbie Reynolds.
HBO lights this candle on May 26th, 2013.