A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his young lover, Scott Thorson. IMDb
Keeping up with stuff we have been up to until timecode 08:07 where we actually start to talk about the film.
Broken Wand i.e. RIP Bernardo Bertolucci, Ricky Jay & Stan Lee (see links), happy birthday to Georges Méliès & Juliette Danielle, Alien Isolation, why did we choose ’Behind the Candelabra’ now?, did we know about Liberace before this film?, Liberace by Wikipedia, Twitter mob and the denial of the whole concept of acting*, Adam Pearson on Elephant Man representation**, another of our ‘lovely’ chats on representation, Steven Soderbergh, mentalities towards gay movies and USA vs Europe, (SAW 3D blu-ray exists), sex scenes, both sides of the representation coin, Michael Douglas’ phenomenal work, differences between this film and real life story of Liberace, public person vs private life, AIDS, A Very British Scandal, Robe Lowe as the plastic surgeon, Green Book, Liberace’s protégés, Dua Lipa’s stage presence, Beyoncé Knolwes / Ed Sheeran, the ass shot, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, ‘Rock n’ Roll’, Tony Corinda’s methods used by Liberace to remember people, a Liberace in today’s world?, Lee & Scott, Scott Bakula, ratings, an internal pluggin’ time (Anouk on stage as Aladdin until the 22nd of December with Fizzgig Theatre) and shout-out to Boryana at FloorPlan Croissant (https://www.patreon.com/fplancroissant).
(Recorded on the 8th of December 2018)
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*Also see our Chicken Run episode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXBJIZ1NXFU (Jim Henson vs Stan Lee. Epic Rap Battles of History)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYxWMZTEIro (Liberace Audience Requests Medley)
**https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45340361 (Stranger Things star’s role as Elephant Man criticised)
**https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwXcMuE4G7M (‘Actors don’t black up, so why do they still crip up?’)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lskhg (Only Connect)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065sk93 (A Very English Scandal)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kWV_jgrmNg (Ed Sheeran Slammed For Beyonce Duet Outfit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzunMOo9vS4 (Evolution Of Pete Burns)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRgw6v_9iOA (Liberace Documentary (Reputations, BBC 2000)
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