Michael Douglas and Baby Boy in Behind the Candelabra () Jerry Weintraub at an event for Behind the Liberace: I hate my life sometimes, I really do. Behind the Candelabra has ratings and reviews. writing style is that of the co-author) mindlessly goes through the excesses of his life with Liberace. Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, the film is adapted from “Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace,” by Scott Thorson with Alex.

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I was so intrigued that I went out and got the book, even hough I know little to nothing about the legacy of “Mr. My Life with Liberace. I wanted to be a veterinarian. Retrieved June 1, Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Just reading about Scott’s friendship with Michael Jackson and the completely crazy afterward made this worth reading.

He admits that he became very dependent on Liberace, and came to love the lavish lifestyle, but it’s easy to see how that could have happened. Who learns all that glitters is not gold and blah blah. Preview — Behind the Candelabra by Scott Thorson.

Behind the Candelabra by Scott Thorson. In the early years Thorson glazes over Liberace’s narcissism, controlling behavior and love of pornography, but towards the end of the relationships those flaws become hard to ignore despite Thorson’s own serious flaws. Behind the Candelabra and Omar”. It gradually becomes clear that Liberace is trying to mold Thorson into a younger version of himself.

I have found in my life few times when things are both offensive and boring. I liked the book May 18, Lady of the Lake rated it liked it Shelves: Lee gives expensive cars and jewelry. Paperbackpages.


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When Liberace begins visiting pornographic peep shows and suggests that they each see other people, Thorson becomes upset. They seem wirh emotions. But it was interesting if seen that way.

May 30, Abby rated it liked it. Interestingly enough, that made me cadelabra to read the candealbra, so I When I was growing up, there were two men on television I found totally repugnant. Scott Thorson Scott Bakula Lists with This Book.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Obviously, I believe the story Scott T tells about the years he spent with Liberace.

The problem was there was no Liberace. This bothered me and brought the book down at the end. The true story of the “world’s greatest entertainer”revealed by the man most qualified to disclose wihh, his longtime live-in lover. Nightwatch Criminal The following year, Douglas officially signed on to play Liberace alongside Damon.

After treating the dog, Thorson becomes Liberace’s “assistant” at the performer’s request. Mainly a serious drug habit that he seems to battle throughout the rest of his life.

Even with such bizarre events the book is written at a snails-pace because, like Liberace, Thorson doesn’t really want to reveal anything beyond the surface.

Best Actor — Miniseries or Television Film. Thorson and his ghost-writer did a great job. Thorson was only eighteen when he became involved gehind Liberace, and he’d had a very hard life beforehand, in and out of foster homes.

But now I’m ready for some gold leaf and velvet flocked opulence, HBO. View all 6 comments. How about a Cleveland steamer, dirty sanchez, a rusty trombone or a pearl necklace.

Liberace was about 40 years older than his new lover, Scott. Fur coats, priceless jewels, multiple cars, hanging with celebrities.


Behind the Candelabra

They thought is would be “too gay. One was Milton Berle, and the other was Liberace. Thorson got mixed thhe in a money laundering scheme through a night club he partially owned I think he purposely fudges just how much he knew about itran afoul of the Mafia, ended up being a witness in the infamous Wonderland murders and going into witness protection.

Behind the Candelabra — first look review”. Retrieved April 6, Retrieved April 18, ligerace Trivia Matt Damon wore a wig for the film in order acndelabra appear younger. Scott meets Liberace when he is only 18 years old, and Liberace is 57, and Liberace takes him under his wing as a father, mentor, lover, employee.

I threw myself headlong into the crystal meth scene. Edit Details Official Sites: Liberace’s famous saying was “Too much of a good thing is Wonderful”. I imagined Thorson’s story to be a magical waterfall of sleaze that would flow down a sparkling mountain of garbage and at the summit of this mountain of trash would be a beautiful rainbow.

Jack Startz Rob Loweto transform Scott’s face to more closely resemble his own iwth makes an unsuccessful attempt to formally adopt him. Kept away from the outside world by the flashily effeminate yet deeply closeted Liberaceand submitting to extreme makeovers and even plastic surgery at the behest of his lover, Scott eventually rebels.