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Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie 2013) - Plot Summary Poster

(2013 TV Movie)

Plot Summary

  • 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>
  • Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

    - Written by Anonymous

Synopsis

In 1977, 18-year-old Scott Thorson, who works as an animal trainer for movies, meets Bob Black, a Hollywood producer...

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