Michael Douglas transforms into Liberace
PUBLISHED: 08:30 06 June 2013
LIBERACE had a truly successful career that spanned four decades of concerts, recordings, motion pictures and television and during the 1970s became one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world.
Tracing events from 1977-1986, Behind the Candelabra follows the life of Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) as he goes from being a Hollywood animal handler to having a fiery and stormy secret relationship with flamboyant pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas).
Originally growing up as an orphan, Scott moves from house to house, looking for someone he can depend on and desperately seeking love. When Liberace offers him the opportunity to live with him as his personal assistant, he doesn’t hesitate.
Its not just a personal assistant that Liberace seeks though and soon it’s realised that Scott is earmarked as the loving partner that Liberace can successfully keep private under the guise of Scott being an employee.
With some excellent performances and gripping drama, this film looks like it’s one not to be missed.
Behind The Candelabra is released tomorrow (Fri).