“Behind the Candelabra” is Over the Top

Behind the Candelabra

This behind the scenes featurette for HBO’s Behind the Candelabra (premiering May 26) gives fascinating details about Liberace, his lover Scott Thorson and the care that was taken by the film’s cast and crew to recreate the lavish details of their four year romance for the screen.

Undertaking the story of a larger than life figure like Liberace required custom costumes, loans from museums, and commitment from actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon to realistically portray two men in love. It has the scope of a feature film, but was made at HBO because, according to director Steven Soderbergh, it was “too gay for theaters.”

Behind the Candelabra premieres on HBO Sunday, May 26th at 9PM

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