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?
Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick
and her team had to reproduce a large number of Liberace
's iconic stage outfits for this film. These included a copy of Liberace's 16 foot long white virgin fox fur coat, which though made of synthetic fur was nonetheless studded with $100,000 worth of Austrian crystal just like the real one. The originals were too valuable to alter to fit star Michael Douglas
, and were used only as set dressing for Liberace's walk-in closet. Many were also extremely heavy due to the large quantities of rhinestones; each original suit weighted upwards of 60 lbs. See more
At the funeral Mass at the film's end, the congregation's response to the priest's opening liturgical greeting "The Lord be with You" is .."and with your spirit". This is a well known change made recently. The funeral takes place in 1987 where the liturgical response would still have been, "And also with you." See more
[after Scott passes out at an adult video store
I'm not ready for apologies, OK?
Apology? Fuck you! You are a well known star! Are you out of your mind, going to a place like that? I mean, what if someone would have recognised you, what if they had gone to the press?
When a London paper said I was gay, I took them to court, and I won that law suit. They retracted the story and they paid for it.
Only because they didn't have a witness seeing you with a room full of dildos, with your dick hanging...
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane
and Hugh Martin
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more