Relationships are tricky. To really stick it out with someone you love, you’re often charged with submitting to compromise: putting up with a few of their peskier habits, such as nail-biting, snoring, or hiring stylist teams to transform you into their own personal porcelain doll. We’ve all been there.
Matt Damon finds himself face to face with the mother of all romantic trysts in Behind the Candelabra, which takes an explosive, in-depth look at the relationship between musical icon Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his boyfriend Scott Thorson (Damon). Introducing young Thorson into his life of lavish luxury, Liberace obsesses over his new companion, vying to become his “father, brother, best friend, and lover” all in one… while Thorson doesn’t seem to have much of a say in the ordeal.
Check out the dynamic trailer below for Steven Soderbergh’s send-off film, and catch the movie on HBO on Sept. 18.
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