Behind the Candelabra, the Liberace biopic being produced by HBO. Set to be released in 2013.
Steven Soderbergh is directing Behind the Candelabra from a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese. The story follows Liberace’s relationship with Scott Thorson, that lasted from 1977 to 1982. Liberace consistently denied allegations that he was homosexual throughout his career. He died of AIDS in 1987.
Behind the Candelabra comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Debbie Reynolds, Boyd Holbrook, Cheyenne Jackson. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh.
From Vanity Fair and the photo by Norman Jean Roy:
As Gordon “Greed is good” Gekko in Wall Street, Michael Douglas personified and immortalized money on the make. Now, improbably, inspiringly cast as the capering prince of the piano Liberace—!—in the upcoming HBO original film Behind the Candelabra (produced by the legendary Jerry Weintraub and directed by Steven Soderbergh, hot off the beefcake sizzle of Magic Mike), Douglas plays money dolled up for an eternal night on the town. Like Elvis Presley, another poor boy and social outcast who was glory-bound (each had a twin who died at birth!), Wladziu Valentino Liberace, born in 1919, rocketed through the gray flannel of the 50s in a riot of color, pomade, and mascara. Elvis’s gold lamé suit and Liberace’s sequined jackets could be spotted from outer space—“I’m glad you like it,” he would say after modeling his latest outfit onstage. “You paid for it”—and exploded out of the postwar closet of Puritan repression. Only, in Liberace’s case the closet held more than his wardrobe. Lee (as his friends called him) was a camping, vamping gay man who never “came out,” inhabiting pop culture’s original glass closet. As Dave Hickey writes in his essay “A Rhinestone As Big as the Ritz,” “Liberace’s closet was as democratically invisible as the emperor’s new clothes…. Everybody ‘got it.’ But nobody said it.” Until the shattering came. In 1982, Liberace’s former live-in chauffeur, bodyguard, secretary, and boy toy, Scott Thorson (portrayed by Matt Damon under a sandy thatch of 70s hair), sued for “palimony” and later wrote the memoir on which this movie is based. Liberace would die of aids in 1987, but his extravagant legacy lives on through Elton John, Lady Gaga, and the diamond skull of Damien Hirst.
On Set pictures:
Matt Damon and his wife Luciana attended the Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Pictures, here are pictures, thanks Olivia from Seth-Gabel.org.
Good evening everyone! I’ve added some BluRay screen captures from Contagion to the gallery:
Continuing, these are are all new albums, and some new photoshoots! Huge thanks to Olivia from Shelley Conn Online for the set with Josh Brolin.
I’ve also included the new GQ photoshoot and outtakes. Matt is currently featured on GQ magazine, January edition. I’m looking for scans, if you can scan it, please mail them to email@example.com.
Hope you enjoy!
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Hello everyone! I’ve updated the gallery with a lot of photoshoots, some are new, some are old, some are HQ version of what had already been posted. In all cases, it’s Matt Damon *eye*candy*.
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I’ve added more pictures from the We Bought a Zoo premiere and there’s a Today Show Clip at MSNBC Site. Thanks Roberta from Jim Parsons Web for the pictures.
Matt will be on Late Show with David Letterman this wednesday! Don’t miss it!
The clip is after the “Read more” link. It’s autoplay.
Matt was featured in this sunday’s edition of Parade Magazine. Huge thanks to Colleen from Eva-LaRue for scanning it! 😀
Matt Damon attented the We Bought a Zoo New York premiere yesterday, here are some pictures.
Matt Damon and his wife Luciana attended the New York Premiere of Contagion last night. The movie opens in US this friday, 9.
Here are some pictures, huge thanks to Roberta from LeonardoDiCapioFan.com.
Matt attended the Contagion Press Conference on the last 27th, here are some pictures!