What Michael Douglas as Liberace Really Looks Like

Esther Zuckerman
The Atlantic Wire

The concept of a movie about Liberace starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh has always been intriguing, but now we've got some actual footage of the whole glittery HBO extravaganza, Behind the Candelabra, in the form of a teaser trailer. Let's break down this important, even more glittery update:

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Buzz Catchup: Well, none of the get-ups should be that shocking if you've been following the talk about the legendary recording artist. Douglas and Damon recently appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in character (Douglas as the man himself; Damon as his lover Scott Thorson), and photos leaked from the set to give us another look at the transformed actors. But there was no actual film in that first round of teases, so today's trailer gives us a little more than that.

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Key Moment: Perhaps the glass-shattering moment, a familiar traits to fans of dramatic biopics. Or perhaps the moment when Damon's character, Liberace's lover Scott Thorson, says "Wow." 

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Key Screenshot: If you're into capes, there are a lot of them: 

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If you wanted to see Douglas and Damon drink champagne in a bathtub, there's also that: 

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What We Haven't Seen: Words! So far this has been heavy on the piano, which makes sense, but still: Douglas's interpretation of Liberace will be about a lot more than costumes. Also, we want to see the supporting cast. Bring us Rob Lowe!