Thursday, Oct 22, 2020
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 37 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website




 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, January 11, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 2
Liberace biopic: Too Gay for Hollywood?
Arts & Entertainment
ALL STORIES
  next story
Liberace biopic: Too Gay for Hollywood?

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Next month, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh's biopic of the flamboyantly Gay entertainer Liberace will air on HBO. The film, Behind the Candelabra, almost wasn't even made. According to Soderbergh, when looking for financing he went to everyone in town, and 'they said it was too Gay.'

Soderbergh says he was stunned at the difficulties he faced in bringing this project to the screen -F a film that is said to be lighter in tone than Brokeback Mountain - but he says HBO immediately seized the opportunity to release the work, which they regarded as 'a slam dunk.'

The film focuses on the long-term romantic relationship between Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his young lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon).

PROVOCATIVE PROMOS
Promos of the film screened for TV critics in Los Angeles contain numerous scenes of the two male stars shirtless and about to kiss.

Damon has described Liberace and Thorson's relationship as '[a marriage] long before there was Gay marriage.' 'This is a magnet for attention,' Soderbergh says. 'The whole package to them looked [to HBO] like a slam dunk. The studios didn't know how to sell it. They were scared.'

Soderbergh's revelation comes just days after HBO announced plans to air The Normal Heart, Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's award-winning play about the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York.

Heart, which will debut in 2014, will reportedly star Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, and White Collar hunk Matt Bomer.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Picture Michael Douglas as Liberace
Brandy - she's (still) a fine girl
------------------------------
Hello! - Go see The Book of Mormon (if you can)
------------------------------
The sound of silence: A new documentary explores the life and work of John Cage
------------------------------
Monsters' ball - Tacoma-bound Lady Gaga has cemented her place in Gay culture
------------------------------
Liberace biopic: Too Gay for Hollywood?
------------------------------
You're invited! - Party with us on Oscar Night, February 24
------------------------------
Seattle Shakes' A Doll's House is a beautifully mounted classic revival
------------------------------
Cocktail Chatter: The (only slightly) Rusty Nail
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
A shrine to equality - Washington National Cathedral to host Gay and Lesbian weddings
------------------------------
And the nominees are ...
------------------------------
Macho Gangster Squad sports an ill-fitting fedora
------------------------------
Street fighting man - Schoenaerts stars but Cotillard dominates in Rust and Bone
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson to perform at Obama's inauguration
------------------------------
Northwest News
------------------------------
Letters
------------------------------
2013: Where we stand
------------------------------
Ensuring a good time for all - How to plan a truly inclusive LGBT wedding day
------------------------------
A wedding guide all our own
------------------------------
Real theater - only faster
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1605 12 Ave., Ste. 31
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2012

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News