Too Gay For Hollywood

Over the years Hollywood has shown countless biopics of entertainers, but Liberace will not be on that list..

Oscar-winning film-maker, Steven Soderbergh said that he had gone to everybody in town, but nobody would make it because it was too gay.  However, he denied being disappointed by the lack of a theatrical release for his film, which is based on Thorson’s book Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace.

The film centres on the relationship between Liberace and his younger long-term lover Scott Thorson, who was seventeen when Liberace first met him. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon had been lined up for the two main roles, but  executives refused to put up the $5m budget. The film will screen on the pay-TV channel HBO and directed by

Wladziu Valentino Liberace, best known simply as Liberace, was a famous American pianist and vocalist. In a career that spanned four decades of concerts, recordings, motion pictures, television and endorsements, Liberace became world-renowned.
Born: May 16, 1919, West Allis
Died: February 4, 1987, Palm Springs
Movies and TV shows: The Loved One, The Liberace Show (US)
Albums: Concert by Candlelight, The Best of Liberace, A Liberace Christmas, More

Siblings: George Liberace, Angie Liberace, Rudy Liberace

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