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04/19/2007


Matt Damon Did His Doggie-Style 'Liberace' Sex Scene with Michael Douglas in a Single Take

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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon's Liberace and Scott Thorson, respectively, come to life on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly this Friday:

EW writes:

Damon and Douglas give a frank, funny interview about filming one of the weirdest, glitziest gay love stories ever put on film, one that required both actors to do things they’d never done before onscreen. Like, say, wearing a metallic thong — and nothing else. “Every Sunday night, this girl would come to my house and I would stand in my garage and I would hike my boxer briefs up into the crack of my a– and she would give me a spray tan,” explains Damon, who spends plenty of the movie in tiny swimsuits, and wasn’t too excited about his real-life wife seeing his bronzed backside. “We’ve been through three childbirths, we’ve been in the trenches, there are no secrets. But I really wish she didn’t see that. That’s too much.”

And this:

As for their sex scenes together (and trust us, the movie has plenty), Damon and Douglas both say that shooting a moment of passion is always awkward, no matter who’s involved. “The scene where I’m behind him and going at him, we did that in one take,” recalls Damon, laughing. “We do it. Cut. There’s a long pause. And then you just hear Steven go, “Well… I have no notes.”

The film this week got a teaser that didn't show any of that, of course.

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Matt Damon Won't Be Pooping for a While: VIDEO

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He's on strike.

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Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as His Lover Scott Thorson: First Look

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Though we have seen some preview pics and paparazzi shots, here's the first 'official' shot from HBO's Behind the Candelabra, which Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his younger lover Scott Thorson, via the Hollywood Reporter:

"The couple met in 1977, when Thorson was just 18 and Liberace was 57. They remained together until 1982...Director Steven Soderbergh told journalists at TCA in January that he had sought out to tell the story of a 'real' relationship. Damon echoed the sentiment, saying: 'We weren’t giggling about it. These were people's lives. We wanted to get it right.'"

Coming to HBO in May.


Matt Damon Gets Revenge on Jimmy Kimmel, Takes Over Show: VIDEOS

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Last night Matt Damon got revenge on Jimmy Kimmel for a long-running gag in which Damon had been bumped from the show 1,205 times and played host for the entire hour as Kimmel watched, gagged in a wheelchair.

After Ben Affleck ran from the studio, Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore all joined Damon, along with Sarah Silverman (who as you may remember was involved with the two of them throught the 'I f**ked Matt Damon' video).

A celebrity clip featuring Robert DeNiro, Sally Field, John Krasinski, Jennifer Lopez, Don Cheadle, Oprah, and Jimmy's Parents was played congratulating Damon on his new gig.

Then, Damon forced Kimmel to audition for every one of his movie roles before bumping him from his own show.

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Soderbergh: 'Scared' Studios Thought Liberace Biopic Starring Michael Douglas And Matt Damon Was 'Too Gay'

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Steven Soderbergh has been working on a biopic of legendary entertainer Liberace for four years. And for most of those years it seemed that the movie, Beyond the Candelabra, starring mega-stars Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as the singer's secret relationship with Scott Thorson, would be a shoe-in for the Oscars. But no studios would take it. According to Soderbergh, the Hollywood big-wigs were frightened off by all the gayness.

"Nobody would make it," the Traffic and Magic Mike director told the New York Post. "We went to everybody in town. They all said it was too gay. And this is after Brokeback Mountain, by the way, which is not as funny as this movie. I was stunned. It made no sense to any of us."

But the big studios' loss is HBO's gain: "This is a magnet for attention. The whole package to them looked (to HBO) like a slam dunk. The studios didn't know how to sell it. They were scared." For real: this could be HBO's 2013 Game Change, the political biopic of McCain's 2008 election that swept the Emmy Awards.

Soderbergh, Douglas and Damon were on hand yesterday to discuss the movie with the Television Critics Association. Discussing Liberace and Thorson's relationship, a relationship Liberace denied after Thorson revealed all to the press, Douglas described it as a "great love story" destroyed by the closet. "This is a couple that felt for each other. There's a lot of joyful moments; there is humor to it," he said.

And Soderbergh pointed out at the event that while Douglas and Damon's respective portrayals are appropriately over the top, particularly Douglas', he was sure not to over do it.

"I was very anxious that we not make a caricature of either of their characters or the relationship," he said. "The discussions they're having are discussions every couple has. We take the relationship very seriously."

Then, about the closet in which Liberace lived, "It's unfortunate to see the movie through a contemporary lens and know they were not allowed to be as open back then as people are today."

Soderbergh also told the Post that this will be his last movie. He decided to quit filmmaking when he turned 50, and his birthday is a week Monday. "I can feel these things coming," he explained. "I just need a complete reboot."

The Liberace biopic, Beyond the Candelabra, will air this spring.


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