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 <email@example.com>
"Too much of a good thing is wonderful"
Did You Know?
The Liberace Foundation (in Las Vegas) owns many of the original portraits from the pianist's famous home. However, the paintings which appear in the film are all recreations, with the original facial features altered to resemble Michael Douglas
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Towards the end of the film, there is an exterior shot of Palm Springs city hall which shows a modern dome CCTV camera. See more
Being somebody's boyfriend, I didn't picture my life like this. I wanted to be a veterinarian.
You want to help animals? Pick up the dog shit.
Why Do I Love You
Written by Hans Engelmann
and Mary Carolyn Davies
Piano Performed by Michael Douglas
and Randy Kerber
Originally titled "Melody of Love". See more