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    Default Matt Damon and Michael Douglas go 'Behind the Candelabra' (????)

    I have no words for this cover. Or even the casting. Definitely looks interesting, though....

    This week's cover: Matt Damon and Michael Douglas go 'Behind the Candelabra' in HBO's Liberace biopic | PopWatch | EW.com


    Yes, that really is Michael Douglas and Matt Damon under the prosthetic makeup, wigs, and crystal-trimmed suits — all part of their costumes for Behind the Candelabra, the new Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie (airing May 26) about the stranger-than-fiction romance between Liberace (Douglas) and his young lover, Scott Thorson (Damon) from 1978 to 1982. In this week’s issue, Damon and Douglas give a frank, funny interview about filming one of the weirdest, glitziest gay love stories ever put on film, one that required both actors to do things they’d never done before onscreen. Like, say, wearing a metallic thong — and nothing else. “Every Sunday night, this girl would come to my house and I would stand in my garage and I would hike my boxer briefs up into the crack of my a– and she would give me a spray tan,” explains Damon, who spends plenty of the movie in tiny swimsuits, and wasn’t too excited about his real-life wife seeing his bronzed backside. “We’ve been through three childbirths, we’ve been in the trenches, there are no secrets. But I really wish she didn’t see that. That’s too much.”

    Behind the Candelabra is based on Thorson’s 1988 memoir about Liberace’s over-the-top world of palatial houses, extravagant clothes, and secret affairs. (Liberace never publicly came out as gay before dying of AIDS in 1987.) It’s a world that Douglas actually witnessed first-hand, since his father, actor Kirk Douglas, was once Liberace’s neighbor in Palm Springs. “I remember meeting him just in passing, in his convertible with the top down — his hair not moving,” says the actor, who also got advice from one of Liberace’s close friends, Debbie Reynolds, who plays his mother in the film. “She just told me, ‘[Your voice] can never be too nasal.’” The movie is also Douglas’ first role since his cancer diagnosis in 2010, and the actor tells EW that beating the disease and returning to acting has been therapeutic for him. “It was great to get back,” he says. “It gave me a new appreciation for what I do, taking advantage of it.”

    As for their sex scenes together (and trust us, the movie has plenty), Damon and Douglas both say that shooting a moment of passion is always awkward, no matter who’s involved. “The scene where I’m behind him and going at him, we did that in one take,” recalls Damon, laughing. “We do it. Cut. There’s a long pause. And then you just hear Steven go, “Well… I have no notes.”

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    I can't wait to see this.
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    i loved Liberace. Went to the Liberace museum in Vegas, the whole deal. I was going to drop HBO but i'll keep it until i see how the movie turns out
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    I will watch the shit out of this, can't wait!
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    This looks awesome.
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    amazing. can't wait.
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    I don't know....is it supposed to be serious? Or campy and funny? or both? I mean, I guess with Liberace there has to be an element of camp.
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    Monday, April 8th 2013
    Everything Is Perfect About The "Behind The Candelabra" Trailer



    HBO finally released a full trailer for Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" and I think it made me butt birth out a rhinestone-covered baby unicorn. In under two minutes, they gave us sequined vests, gallons of lip gloss, exquisitely applied eyeliner, bubbles, Matt Damon in a white Speedo, feathers, fur, a crystal-encrusted Rolls Royce chariot, gay drama and more wigs than a Knowles family reunion. If there was a close-up shot of a massage therapist's dick, it would look exactly like John Travolta's daily thought process.
    And more importantly, the trailer gave us this:

    When Rob Lowe puts on a middle-parted long wig he looks like a coked up Princess Stephanie in the middle of an orgasm and who knew looking at that would give me the puckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    I don't know....is it supposed to be serious? Or campy and funny? or both? I mean, I guess with Liberace there has to be an element of camp.
    Exactly what I was wondering. Because they look pretty damn campy in that picture. Like Blades of Glory or something.

    I will definitely watch it though.
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    Yeah, I'll be skipping this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Exactly what I was wondering. Because they look pretty damn campy in that picture. Like Blades of Glory or something.

    I will definitely watch it though.

    Blades of Glory! LMAO! That is too funny!

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    Matt looks like Glenn Close in that pic.
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    I would have NEVER recognized Debbie Reynolds in that clip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    i loved Liberace. Went to the Liberace museum in Vegas, the whole deal. I was going to drop HBO but i'll keep it until i see how the movie turns out
    i loved him, too.

    actually got to see him once in concert when i was a kid. *hides*

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    That trailer only makes me want to see the movie MOAR!!
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