Finally, Here’s the Trailer for the Liberace Biopic

The trailer for the world’s most improbable movie, Behind the Candelabra, has finally come out. Not improbable for the subject matter—the flamboyant, leisure-suited piano virtuoso Liberace, no less deserving of a Steven Soderbergh-helmed biopic due to his haute-camp piles of jewels and furs—but for the casting. In the HBO film, Michael Douglas is the misunderstood maestro with a gravely, somewhat bawdy voice like Harvey Fierstein’s, while Matt Damon plays the much younger lover, Scott Thorson, the former chauffeur on whose tell-all book the film is based. The two had a tempestuous five-year relationship beginning in the 70s, although Liberace never publicly admitted he was gay. Here’s more casting genius: Debbie Reynolds, Dan Aykroyd, and Rob Lowe, whose phenomenal feathered hair deserves its own Golden Globe. From the looks of it, this is what Liz & Dick should have been.


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