The countdown to HBO’s highly-anticipated Liberace biopic is in the final stretch. In a couple of weeks, we finally get to discover the man behind the sequins. Since this is based on the memoir written by Liberace’s former lover Scott Thorson, it’s also about the man “behind the man” behind the sequins (literally and figuratively *wink*).
If that wasn’t enough usage of the word “behind”, the network recently debuted a brand new featurette giving a behind the scenes look at Behind The Candelabra. That’s a whole lot of behinds. If you’re fascinated by the filmmaking process, you’ll appreciate the videos.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the HBO biopic will delve into the life of the flamboyant pianist played by Michael Douglas and the secret affair he had with Thorson (Matt Damon). The film has been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival taking place later this month. Check out the videos below.
“Events have been set in motion,” we hear in the trailer. “It is the beginning of the end.” Is HBO hinting this could be the last season of True Blood? I hope not. After a teaser and several #waitingsucks promos, we finally have our first full-length trailer for Season 6 of True Blood and it’s bloody good.
The 90-second trailer promises a season filled with more of your favorite shirtless characters (Alcide & Eric), new faces and hints that things are going to get pretty bloody in Bon Temps, with tensions between the humans and vampires spilling into all-out war. No one is safe this year. There are even rumors that one of the supernatural series’ main characters will meet his untimely demise. If you think it’s Bill, it’s not. He’s back in vampire mode and no longer as the bloody Billith. Watch the trailer below.
Waiting for a new True Blood season truly sucks. Even HBO knows it. The network began unleashing a brand new series of promo videos in anticipation of the sixth season premiere of the supernatural series on Sunday, June 16.
Each clip gives a behind the scenes look filming on location. From the looks of it, each of the main characters will receive their own clip. It began with Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) confronting Eric’s sister in the bloody aftermath of the season finale. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgard) videos then followed. Check out the first three below.
After a couple of teasers, HBO finally releases a full-length trailer for its upcoming Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra. As expected, it’s a whole lot of glitter, glamor and gayness. I can’t wait to see it.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike), the HBO film is based on a 1988 memoir, Behind The Candelabra: My Life With Liberace written by Scott Thorson. Matt Damon plays him in the TV movie. It follows his secretive five-year relationship with flamboyant singer Liberace (Michael Douglas). The two met through an introduction by Hollywood film producer Ray Arnett. Liberace then hires Thorson as his companion. ”Why would a grown man want to adopt another grown man?” says someone to Damon in the video.
In the brand new trailer, we see Damon and Douglas fight and get intimate through their tumultuous time together. Douglas showers his young lover with fancy cars, fancier capes and anything money can buy. He even brings him to a plastic surgeon to cosmetically alter him to resemble a younger version of Liberace. The film also stars Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Debbie Reynolds and Rob Lowe. It premieres on the network on May 26 at 9pm. Watch the trailer below.
First Andrew Rannells and now Christopher Abbott. Say it isn’t so. I guess Marnie (Allison Williams) will be single once again. I can only imagine how badly she handles it this time around.
Even though the title of the HBO show is Girls, the two mentioned male actors were a couple of reasons why I fell in love with the series. I can only take so much of Hannah (Lena Dunham). Am I right, or am I right? Speaking of the actress, it appears “butting heads” with her is why Abbott is leaving, according to Page Six.
Work has just begun for Season 3 and word on the street is Christopher isn’t happy with the direction his character and show are going. His rep confirmed he quit, but revealed a more PC reason as to why he’s leaving the show that put him on the map.
“[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire ‘Girls’ cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show,” Abbott’s rep
Meanwhile, US Magazine reports the following:
There’s no denying I’m a sucker for a biopic. Especially one that’s this glitzy, glamorous and gay. With Liberace as the subject of the film and Matt Damon and Michael Douglas starring, this upcoming HBO film is on everyone’s radar. To label the buzz deafening would be a huge understatement. Everyone and their dog is waiting for it.
Behind The Candelabra is based on Scott Thorson’s 1988 memoir about Liberace’s over-the-top world of palatial houses, extravagant clothes, and secret affairs. Thorson was Liberace’s live-in lover of five years. Matt Damon tackles the role in the adaptation. Entertainment Weekly gives a first look at the highly-anticipated project directed by Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike). Expect plenty of butt shots.
In the issue, both Douglas who plays the titular character and Damon share their experience making the film. Michael talks about getting advice from Liberace’s friends including Debbie Reynolds on how to play the singer perfectly. On his part, Matt talks about his multiple butt tan spraying sessions and filming sex scenes. Check out a few quotes along with the first teaser trailer below.
If you’re chomping at the bit for Game of Thrones to return on March 31 on HBO, then this might your satisfy your GoT craving. The Season 2 DVD and Blu-ray hit shelves yesterday and includes a slew of treats for hardcore fans of the fantasy series to enjoy. Four of which are deleted scenes featuring Ser Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann), Lady Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), as well as Lord Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen) and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) to name a few. From murder to passionate love scenes and everything in between, the clips definitely give you an eyeful. Check them out below.
If Zachary Quinto worried that his home would only be a one income household for a long period of time, he can now sleep soundly. His boyfriend Jonathan Groff appeared in the second season of Kelsey Grammer’s Boss, but found himself without a job suddenly when STARZ canceled the critically-acclaimed but ratings-challenged drama. Hopefully, he’ll have better luck with HBO than he did with his previous network.
The 27-year-old scored one of the leads in a pilot for HBO centered around 30-something gays living in San Francisco. Sounds like a gay version of Girls, swapping out Brooklyn for Silicon Valley. Groff will play Patrick who’s a video game developer. Love a hot nerd ;) While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. His character, along with the others will grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience in the Bay Area.