'Behind the Candelabra' Trailer: Michael Douglas as Liberace… and Matt Damon in a Speedo [Video]
After putting Al Pacino in a fright wig to play Phil Spector, HBO is cranking out another delightfully trashy biopic next month with "Behind the Candelabra," based on Scott Thorson's tell-all book about his five-year affair with famed pianist Liberace. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon dive into these pulpy waters headfirst as Liberace and Scott, and this first-look trailer certainly gives us an eyeful… in many respects.
It opens with the much younger Scott meeting Liberace backstage and gushing over his performance: "You were incredible out there." A heavily made-up Liberace looks very pleased to make Scott's acquaintance: "This must be fate," he says, while giving Scott a thorough once-over with his eyes.
Liberace pulls Scott into his glitzy world, hiring Scott to chauffeur him onstage in a Rolls-Royce during his Vegas act. We see Damon looking ripped climbing out of Liberace's swimming pool in a tiny white Speedo, as Scott enjoys his first taste of the good life. Last month, Damon told Entertainment Weekly he had to get weekly spray tans to prepare for "Candelabra's" swimsuit scenes: "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." We can't argue with the results, though: