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?
was older at the time of filming than Liberace
was when he died. Although played by 42-year-old Matt Damon
, Scott Thorson
was only a teenager when he met Liberace, and 23 when their relationship ended in April 1982. He was still only in his twenties when Liberace died. 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
Pig in a blanket, do you want a pig in a blanket?
Written by Zequinha De Abreu
(as Zequinha Abreu) and Ervin Drake
Piano Performed by Liberace
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more