Summary: 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.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 25th July, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriter: Richard LaGravenese, Scott Thorson (book), Alex Thorleifson (book)
Cast: Harvey J. Alperin (Joel Strote), Pat Asanti (George Liberace), Dan Aykroyd (Seymour Heller), Scott Bakula (Bob Black), Garrett M. Brown (Joe Carracappa), Barbara Brownell (Angie Liberace), Jerry Clarke (Dr. Ronald Daniels), Charlotte Crossley (June), Matt Damon (Scott Thorson), Michael Douglas (Liberace), Nikea Gamby-Turner (Dorothy), Boyd Holbrook (Cary James), Cheyenne Jackson (Billy Leatherwood), Nicky Katt (Mr. Y), Casey Kramer (Dora Liberace), Deborah Lacey (Gladys), Kristin Lindquist (Billy), Rob Lowe (Dr. Jack Startz), Jane Morris (Rose Carracappa), Mick O’Malley (Tracy Schnelker), Tom Papa (Ray Arnett), Bruce Ramsay (Carlucci), Debbie Reynolds (Frances Liberace), Susan Todd (Sue), Kiff VandenHeuvel (Wayne), Eric Zuckerman (Lou)
Runtime: 119 mins
SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘BEHIND THE CANDELABRA’:
Please check Greg’s review of ‘Behind The Candelabra’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au
Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Behind The Candelabra′: Please check Episode #42 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show for more reviews of ‘Man Of Steel’.