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First trailer for BEHIND THE CANDELABRA starring Matt Damon & Michael Douglas as Liberace

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 9:09 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

Behind the Candelabra

The first full trailer has been unveiled for Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra. The film stars Michael Douglas as the famous musician Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson. The plot centers on the tempestuous relationship between the two throughout their secretive five-year love affair that began in 1977. The trailer gives the impression that the film will be from Thorson’s perspective.

The film also stars Dan Aykroyd and Debbie Reynolds. Behind the Candelabra premieres on HBO on May 26th at 9/8c.

Official synopsis:

Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he 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.

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