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?
The film's two top-billed lead stars, Michael Douglas
and Matt Damon
, who played Liberace and Scott Thorson respectively, both share the same initials, "M.D.". Interestingly, the only other actor to ever play Thorson, which was in the 1988 tele-movie Liberace: Behind the Music
(1988), also had the initials "M.D.", the actor being Michael Dolan
. 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
I want to be everything to you, Scott. I want to be father, brother, lover, best friend.
Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.4
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