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Behind the Candelabra (2013)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  7 June 2013 (UK)
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Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

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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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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"Too much of a good thing is wonderful"


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Liberace  »

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Trivia

Matt Damon wore a wig for the film to look younger. See more »

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Liberace's mother is playing a slot machine at the beginning of a scene set in 1981. She died in 1980. See more »

Quotes

Scott Thorson: I'm bisexual.
Liberace: Well which half likes women? I haven't met that half yet.
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Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) 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
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28 May 2013 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Steven Soderbergh as I find a lot of his films quite boring. But this film really blew me away.

It has everything I want to see in a movie: great performances, true stories, same sex love, a little bit of nudity, but not too much, truthfulness, warmth, minimum amount of violence and good cinematography.

I have a newfound respect for Michael Douglas, who becomes completely unrecognizable (with a little help of good make up) , gives it all in his performance as Liberace, and yet only just beat cancer a year earlier.

10 out of 10**


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