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?
According to an interview with Michael Douglas
at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Debbie Reynolds
, who plays Liberace
's mother in this movie, was personally acquainted with the real Liberace and appeared as a guest on his variety show. Douglas also said that when he was younger, his father, Kirk Douglas
, had a Palm Springs home down the street from one of Liberace's homes, and although Michael Douglas never met Liberace, he did occasionally see him in the neighborhood. See more
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
I love to give the people a good time.
Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Piano Performed by Randy Kerber See more