The 'Behind the Candelabra' Trailer Is About What You'd Expect

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star in the Liberace biopic, airing May 26 on HBO.

HBO on Monday debuted the official trailer for Behind the Candelabra, the much-anticipated Liberace biopic from Steven Soderbergh.

The nearly two-minute preview shows a lot of things that will have the celebrity news programs giggling tonight: lots of lovey-dovey scenes between stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon (even though the trailer never actually shows them kissing; thanks, HBO!); lots of hair; and a whole lot of sequin.

But once you get past all that (it is, after all, 2013), the preview suggests that the movie, about Liberace's tumultuous relationship with his much-younger boyfriend, Scott Thorson, is actually going to be pretty serious -- the same approach Soderbergh took to the world of male stripping in last year's Magic Mike.

Will it be a hit? Have a look at the trailer, above, then share your thoughts in the comments.

And if all else fails, just look at this screenshot of Dan Aykroyd dramatically answering a telephone, because it pretty much explains everything about everything.

 

 

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