The ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Trailer Is About What You’d Expect

By: / April 8, 2013

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.