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WATCH: Michael Douglas And Matt Damon Tickle The Ivories In “Behind The Candelabra” Trailer

It’s here, it’s queer, get into it. Matt Damon and Michael Douglas star in (the trailer for) HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, detailing the life of Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Apr 8, 2013
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  • 12 Comments
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      Looks amazing. I saw Liberace play a couple of times when I was a kid. What were my parents thinking? Look how I turned out.

      Apr 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      OMG I can’t wait to see this.

      Apr 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • monroeplace
      monroeplace

      Looks interesting.

      I live in Palm Springs where Liberace had a house and where much of the film takes
      place. Lee was quite a man as was Scott but their lives were not happy ones.

      We’ll see.

      Good for HBO to have the guts to present this film.

      Apr 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ncman
      ncman

      42 year old Matt Damon playing 18 year old Scott Thorson is rather ridiculous casting.

      Apr 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      Is this supposed to be a comedy? Damon playing 18, and Douglas camping it up? Sure seems like comedy to me!

      Apr 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      @ncman: 18? Scott was only 16 when he met Lee, So 40+ Damon is playing a 16-year-old. That’s comedy. Douglas is also older than his character – who was in his 50s when the two met.

      Apr 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jojopimby
      jojopimby

      I cannot even handle Rob Lowe!

      Apr 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Roger
      Roger

      I am really wanting to see this!!! Rob Low AND Matt Damon it bikini’s?? HOT!!!!

      Apr 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BiL
      BiL

      So excited. Looks like a fabulous dessert and Debbie Reynolds is the cherry on top!

      Apr 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      I agree that Damon particularly is a bit long in the tooth to play Scott, but the casting makes sense to me. Soderbergh would have wanted performers with serious acting chops and HBO no doubt preferred the marquee value of name actors. They would have been a better “fit” 10 years ago–how long has this project been in the making, anyway?–but I suspect HBO wouldn’t have had the courage then.

      Apr 8, 2013 at 9:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob LaBlah
      Bob LaBlah

      I went to the Liberace museum in Las Vegas back in 2000 and was really amazed by the costumes and cars he owned. The piano’s were fabulous. The old queen lived just like what she was, a queen. And that old queen, unlike her crown wearing, taxpayer funded counterparts over in……….Liberace earned EVERY DIME and lived like he deserved to.

      Apr 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      In time, this is going to be campier then Show Girls! Lets just hope it delivers with some memorable one liners.

      Apr 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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