Behind The Candelabra (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)By HBO Home Video
A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, Liberace was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. Behind the Candelabra takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship ? from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.
Reasons to Buy
- Who wouldn't want to see Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in these roles?!?!
- Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television.
- Steven Soderbergh tried to get this movie made as a major theatrical release, but was turned down by all of the major studios because the content was "too gay." Thankfully, HBO stepped in and financed the film.