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The Reviews are In for the Liberace 'Behind the Candelabra' Biopic: VIDEO


The reviews are in for the Liberace movie Behind the Candelabra, and they're just what you might expect.


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  1. "Gay kissing is not what I expected from a Liberace movie."

    What the heck did the reviewer expect?

    Posted by: Gigi | May 24, 2013 9:58:34 AM

  2. Yes, someone was truly living under a rock.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | May 24, 2013 10:04:43 AM

  3. That comment just shows that while we mock all those blue-haired old ladies who made up the majority of Liberace's audience for being clueless about him being gay, people can pretty much ignore things at will.

    I saw this last week and it's really well done. Michael Douglas is amazing, Matt Damon is terrific (though Scott was 16 when he met Liberace, he's too old for the part really) and the supporting cast is fantastic. Cheyenne Jackson is fabulous as the discarded boy toy who is succeeded by Scott, who in turn is tossed aside.

    It's ultimately a sad movie, I just marveled at how strong self-loathing and the closet was and is.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | May 24, 2013 10:12:37 AM

  4. I think many Game of Thrones fans are going to be in for a shock Sunday night when this airs instead of the long anticipated Red Wedding episode.

    Posted by: ripper | May 24, 2013 10:12:58 AM

  5. If this movie were about lesbians, the reviewers would be using words like "sensuous" and "hot". But because it's about two men, it doesn't pass the hotness test of sleazy straight guys and their female enablers.

    Posted by: brian | May 24, 2013 10:13:16 AM

  6. HAHA!

    Posted by: MD75 | May 24, 2013 10:13:29 AM

  7. People, this is a Funny or Die video. It is a joke poking fun at the media's concern with how Damon and Douglas are dealing with the gay kissing, etc. These are not real reviews. Get a grip.

    Posted by: Mike8787 | May 24, 2013 10:18:18 AM

  8. Wait. Did the above commenters really think those were serious reviews?

    Posted by: JeffNYC | May 24, 2013 10:28:39 AM

  9. This is homophobic.

    Posted by: David Hearne | May 24, 2013 10:29:04 AM

  10. Did people really fall for that? Um, get some coffee folks. Perhaps the big hint was Funny or Die plastered all over it, but if you'd had your morning cuppa, you might have realized just from the content that it was HUMOR.

    Posted by: Zlick | May 24, 2013 10:34:18 AM

  11. This is Funny or Die, people!

    Posted by: DavidP | May 24, 2013 10:37:09 AM

  12. Yes people, these are fake reviews...

    It reminds me of when Brokeback was released, and the hysteria over the kissing. I find it sad, and amazing so many people are totally cool watching actors murder people on screen, but can't handle them playing a homosexual. They don't give murder a second thought. This country is sick.

    Posted by: secure214 | May 24, 2013 10:38:24 AM

  13. And, of course, Dave, you know all about homophobia.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 24, 2013 10:40:55 AM

  14. I thought wit originated with the gays...apparently not the idiots on this site. Oscar Wilde is spinning in his grave. Gay men who just do not get it...who would of thunk!

    Posted by: pedro | May 24, 2013 10:42:48 AM

  15. What I would urge readers to do is to compare reviews of movies containing male homosexual activity to those containing female homosexual activity. Reviewers - especially liberal ones - always seem to eroticize the female but not the male versions of homosexuality.

    Posted by: brian | May 24, 2013 10:47:20 AM

  16. Brian, AKA Rick, stop trolling.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 24, 2013 11:15:42 AM

  17. I actually liked "Boys In The Band" This should be great.

    Posted by: Gary | May 24, 2013 11:36:03 AM

  18. Allison (Nellie Olson) Arngrim's autobiography (her father was Liberace's agent) talks about this. Even as a small child she knew he was gay and couldn't believe everyone else could. Then once at one of his shows she overheard some women from his audience talking and it was clear through their very coded language that they all knew he was "like that". Everyone knew. they just all pretended not to. Yes, that's bizarre but that's how things were back then. For anyone now though to pretend they didn't know or to think that there would be no kiss or expressions of physical affection between Liberace and his boyfriend must be delusional. this is 2013, not 1963.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | May 24, 2013 11:36:05 AM

  19. However entertaining onstage, sex and popper addicted Chicken Queen Liberace was NOT a good idea for a movie from the standpoint of doing us any good. What next—"Jeffrey Dahmer, The Musical"?

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | May 24, 2013 11:38:38 AM

  20. Wow, I can almost feel the rush of wind from the collective rush over people's heads. . .

    Posted by: LiamB | May 24, 2013 11:51:14 AM

  21. Liberace was gay?

    Posted by: Mastik8 | May 24, 2013 12:01:08 PM

  22. I don't think anyone with an ounce of sense would mistake Liberace for a typical gay man. He wasn't even a typical closet case. His story is fascinating Mr. Bedwell because of the cognitive dissonance of his fans. Houndentenor speaks the truth. They knew -- but pretended not to.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 24, 2013 12:29:08 PM

  23. That video is brilliant commentary on some of the press this movie has received. And clearly it's too sophisticated for people here.

    Posted by: Gregoire | May 24, 2013 12:35:11 PM

  24. ^^^ I DID think this was a real review... didn't notice the Funny or Die tagline right away, ha.

    Posted by: Drew | May 24, 2013 12:36:45 PM

  25. Saw it last week. It's as if John Waters and Roman Polanski had a rhinestone incrusted baby and named it Behind the Candelabra. Tragic.

    Posted by: Hoss | May 24, 2013 12:56:43 PM

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