Middle America will LOVE this.
"Goober, didja know Liberace had a son?"
[quote] It’s a world that Douglas actually witnessed first-hand, since his father, actor Kirk Douglas, was once Liberace’s neighbor in Palm Springs. “I remember meeting him just in passing, in his convertible with the top down — his hair not moving,” says the actor, who also got advice from one of Liberace’s close friends, Debbie Reynolds, who plays his mother in the film. “She just told me, ‘[Your voice] can never be too nasal.’
Who the fuck thought this would be a good idea for a movie?
Who except VERY old queens and grandmothers even cares or knows about Liberace.
Why not do a biopic about Lawrence Welk?
hey r8 ! Liberace is a very famous name, I can think of like 5 different rap songs that mention him.
I'm 44 and even I don't care about Liberace, and I vaguely remember him.
WHY do this? Why now?
And Damon looks like the stupid, increasingly out of work has-been that he's become.
The biggest richest screaming queen in the western world, who loved extravagance and plastic surgery, flourished, and died of AIDS. I'd say there was story there.
The only way to get me to las vegas was the liberace museum. They closed it tho. I'll be watching, it looks good.
Snark on Liberace all you want, but he was a screaming queen in an extremely repressed and homophobic era. He just didn't give a fuck, and I admire that.
Ditto R12. Loved the Liberace museum, and I'm not really a "fan." But what an interesting person, and an amazing act! Can't wait to see this.
I am crying all the way to the bank.
Screaming Queen Lee
I don't really understand why they're publishing this cover right now -- the movie doesn't air until May, and that's when they'll need the publicity. Strange.
Being homosexual is un-american.
Is there a good site with photos of the old museum?
I'd have no interest in this movie, but it's Steven Soderberg so ill definitely be watching.
Matt Damon thinks his wife's seeing his ass is "going too far". Hmmmmm.
Why did they put Hilary Swank in such a bad wig for the cover of EW?
It's a shame the museum closed. It had to be better than Graceland. It was at is mansion, wasn't it?
I don't know. I kind of love it.
This looks like it could have had potential... Liberace was so over the top, flaming, it seems like a tough role really, to try to portray that essence.
I'm also looking forward to the HBO show on Phil Spector with Pacino. That looks better.
Are you posting from the year 1989, r6?
It's 2013. Things have changed.
Weren't there already 2 TV movies made about the life of Liberace?
I think the disconnect between his flamboyance and the general assumption that he "couldn't be one of THOSE" is fascinating.
I assume the early push is timed with getting people to re-sign for HBO. They've lost subscribers for the last few years, and Douglas and Damon are still seen as movie stars in a wildly out there one of a kind project.
There are sex scenes!
I can't wait to see this. What a cast. I'm sure all the actors will do a terrific job, but I'm most looking forward to seeing Dan Aykroyd. The wig he wears in the movie looks hilariously ridiculous and I'm sure his performance will match it. (Did anyone see his impression of John Boehner on SNL?)
Damon talks of taking Douglas from behind.
[quote]I am crying all the way to the bank.
Thanks for posting that Liberace quote. It's is so often misquoted as "laughing all the way to the bank," which drives me crazy and makes no sense.
[quote]It's a shame the museum closed. It had to be better than Graceland. It was at is mansion, wasn't it?
Actually, it was housed in two non-adjacent sections of a strip mall on East Tropicana. But it WAS fabulous. (I can't compare to Graceland; the only time I was ever in Memphis was less than a year after Elvis died, and I don't think it was open yet.)
Because the bitch is trying to win an Emmy, r21.
Too bad it wasn't at the mansion. Why did I ever get the idea the estate wouldn't sell the property? Anyway it's a shame it closed. It was the only thing that ever tempted me to go to Vegas.
P.S. I visited Graceland and judging from pics on Google, there's no comparing the two. Liberace's wins hands down, of course.
I still give Rock Hudson a lot more respect - on his deathbed, he did allow the world to know he had AIDS, hoping in the end, it would help to remove the stigma, because a famous actor contracted it . 5 years later, when Liberace was in the same situation, and understanding of the disease had progressed greatly, Lib still instructed his reps to say it was not AIDS , at all costs . It was only when the Riverside, County, CA. Coroner, refused to alter his report, and put 'AIDS' , as cause of death, on the certificate, that Lib's family / reps,
had to acknowledge it publicly. That , along with his denials he was gay , to the point of suing a British newspaper ( shades of Mr. Cruise anyone?) lower my opinion of the man. Not his talent, but the person he was .
I saw Liberace years ago performing at the Las Vegas Hilton. His show was awesome, campy and fun, and the "Dancing Waters" and jewels and minks were as gay as gay can be. But it was great.
You are welcome, R32.
I love that quote as well.
Screaming Queen Lee
I would rather watch Ishtar 2
[quote]"...and failingly reaching"
I'm embarrassed for you.
Lee would take questions from the audience, invariably a little old lady and would show them his fabulous candelabra ring. Lee would say, "you like it? Well you bought it."
Say what you will, he was truly a great showman.
Why did they close his museum?
This could be a career killer for Damon. This is coming from someone who loves him. That said, I can't f*ing wait!
I wonder what Ben thinks.
I'm so sick of straights being so 'talented' they can play gay, so stupid.
This could be another "Mommie Dearest".
I'm anxious to see Cheyenne Jackson in this.
I recall my mom and her older lady friends going to a Liberace concert in the 70's. They were positively giddy with excitement about seeing Liberace. And it never ever dawned on them that he was gay. Amazing, huh?
Liberace was way before my time, but I've seen clips of him in concert on Youtube and he was a funny queen. He would talk to the audience between playing piano and he was really campy. It's so funny to me how such an obvious flaming queen could have been such a big celebrity back in those closeted, homophobic days. Good for him, I say.