Steven Soderbergh’s HBO “Behind the Candelabra” is a film that I can’t wait to watch . How can you go wrong with not just a Soderbergh film, but a Soderbergh film that stars Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, sequins, high hair, pancake makeup, lavish cars, even more lavish homes and tackiness? It sells itself.

Just in case you don’t know, “Behind the Candelabra” is about the life of Liberace and his live-in lover, Scott Thorson. The film delves into Thorson’s first role as Liberace’s on-stage driver, his plastic surgery (at the behest of Liberace) and all the ups and downs of Thorson and Liberace’s explosive relationship.

Of course, this is the film that was also labeled by Soderbergh himself as being “too gay” for Hollywood. That kind of salacious selling will certainly have people wanting to tune in. However, you won’t see any man-on-man kissing in HBO’s trailer for the film. What it does show is clips of impressive acting, amazing costumes and makeup and tremendous sets. Check out the trailer below the post.

What do you think about “Behind the Candelabra”? Does it look amazing to you? Are you especially interested to see Douglas and Damon in one of the film’s many sex scenes? Give your opinions below the post. “Behind the Candelabra” airs on HBO May 26 at 9/8c.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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