6 January 2013 7:46 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

HBO gave TV critics a first look at the trailer for its upcoming Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. The movie, which stars Michael Douglas as the legendary performer who redefined theatricality and Matt Damon as his young lover Scott Thorson, had critics abuzz at the network’s press tour in Pasadena. Some of the critical chatter partly seemed to be a reaction to seeing Douglas and Damon in such flamboyant roles. At one point Douglas was asked if he felt a “jolt” being in “Liberace-type clothes” and I overheard critics calling the performances “brave” (that standard odd compliment that »

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