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“Boy, Matt sure can pound, huh?” – Scott Thorson on his reaction to Behind the Candelabra. (via TMZ)
Steven Soderbergh’s HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, the moving story of Liberace and his young lover Scott Thorson, was watched by 2.4 million viewers at 9PM last Sunday, the most viewers an HBO original movie premiere has had since Something the Lord Made drew 2.6 million viewers back in 2004. (Haha, that title would have suited the Liberace biopic as well!) Candelabra fared better than HBO’s excellent Phil Spector drama in March that starred Al Pacino and Helen Mirren and held the attention of 1.039 million people. On its two back-to-back airings at 9 and 11 on Sunday night, Candelabra had a total of 3.5 million viewers. (via deadline hollywood)
Priceless footage of Liberace at home from the big opening of his 1981 Vegas act. Look for his lover/chauffer Scott Thorson at 3:11. Is it possible that tomorrow’s HBO movie could be any better than this?
Allegedly, Behind the Candelabra will be director Steven Soderbergh’s final movie before he retires from the industry, a $5-million film that Hollywood studios wouldn’t finance, despite the participation of Oscar-winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, because it was thought to be “too gay.” The story of Liberace and his five-year relationship with boytoy chauffeur Scott Thorson also stars Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, and Debbie Reynolds. Finally, at long last, it will air on HBO Sunday, May 26, at 9PM.