Scott Thorson, a young bisexual man raised in foster homes, is introduced to flamboyant entertainment giant Liberace and quickly finds himself in a romantic relationship with the legendary pianist. Swaddled in wealth and excess, Scott and Liberace have a long affair, one that eventually Scott begins to find suffocating. Kept away from the outside world by the flashily effeminate yet deeply closeted Liberace, and submitting to extreme makeovers and even plastic surgery at the behest of his lover, Scott eventually rebels. When Liberace finds himself a new lover, Scott is tossed on the street. He then seeks legal redress for what he feels he has lost. But throughout, the bond between the young man and the star never completely tears. Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Too much of a good thing is wonderful"
Did You Know?
In 'Scott Thorson''s book "Behind the Candelabra", he notes that "In celebrity-saturated Palm Springs only two stars...took the trouble to pay their last respects" at the memorial service for Liberace. One was actress Charlene Tilton
, and the other was Kirk Douglas
, father of Michael Douglas
. See more
Liberace's mother is playing a slot machine at the beginning of a scene set in 1981. She died in 1980. See more
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The Impossible Dream
Written by Joe Darion
(as Joseph Darion) and Mitch Leigh
Piano Performed by Michael Douglas
and Randy Kerber See more