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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Liberace invites the two backstage and then to his luxurious home in Las Vegas.

Behind the Candelabra Television release poster. HBO please don’t let the trash loving public down the way Thorson did. Jun 02, Summer Sterling rated it liked it. May 21, Joe rated it liked it. Start your free trial.

No one cares about that. See 1 question about Behind the Candelabra…. Although the tid bits about growing up in in foster care, going into witness protection, finding religion, surviving a mob hit and countless drug relapses, in addition to dating a celebrity, promises a good read should Thorson ever write a Knowing that the audience is reading the story for Liberace, Thorson only includes small inserts about himself before he met Liberace, his life after their break up and after Li’s death.

Scott had a great liberacs, until he got hooked on prescription drugs after a face surgery, to make him look more like Liberace, which I still can’t believe he would do, But then he says that anything Liberace wanted, Liberace got. How about a Cleveland steamer, dirty sanchez, a rusty trombone or a pearl necklace. Necessary book in these times when stars are glorified.


I read the book. After reading the book, I still don’t completely understand how that happened for Scott T, but that isn’t because he didn’t do the best job he could to explain it. I was fortunate to see him on TV a few times to hear bshind great he was.

Behind the Candelabra

Watch Now With Prime Video. Thorson attends Liberace’s funeral, in which he imagines seeing Liberace performing one last time with his traditional flamboyance, before being lifted to Heaven with a stage harness.

Bad writing about the life of a lost soul manipulated by the decadent, narcissistic entertainer. May 31, Rhina Guidos rated it liked it. When Liberace begins visiting pornographic begind shows and suggests that they each see other people, Thorson becomes upset.

No trivia or hte yet. Retrieved June 2, Official site Official site [Japan]. We don’t even care about his compulsive spending, gift giving and house buying.

Best Miniseries or Television Film. What can I say, I’m a glutton for candelabras. I hope he finds camdelabra way to do that. Camera Assistant John Smutny When I was growing up, there were two men on television I found totally repugnant. Liberace was a very hard worker, devoted to being a showman and entertaining his audience.

A sleazy book about a sleazy guy who got taken by a sleazy taker. Not very well candelabrx, but I was somehow compelled to keep reading. Nov 11, Ashley rated it liked it. Read it, you won’t be disappointed! Retrieved April 6, Knowing that the audience is reading the story for Liberace, Thorson only includes small inserts about himself before he met Liberace, his life after their break up and after Li’s death.


An When I first learned that this book existed I was pissed that I didn’t know about it years ago. As the frequency of our arguments increased, so did my drug usage.

Behind the Candelabra () – IMDb

Thorson comes off badly in this section. A powerful, rich older man taking advantage a naive boy with a rough background, desperate for anyone to love him. Enjoyable and entertaining despite the sad ending witg the author’s shortcomings as a person and a writer. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Liberace is continuing his mandatory bookings and Thorson is hurt by this, seeing it as a personal attack. Trivia Matt Damon wore a wig for the film in order to appear younger.

This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat Thorson details a life spun out of control, wkth in him being holed up for two days doing drugs with a gun!

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