Last night, HBO premiered its highly-anticipated biopic, Behind The Candelabra. It was gayer, grander and glitzier than any of us could have imagined.
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon played their roles perfectly (as did Damon’s butt), and who’d have thought that Rob Lowe would steal the show as Dr. Jack Startz? Add too much botox on top of an already-gorgeous mug, and you’ve got yourself an early 80s plastic surgeon (complete with a leisure suit).
“When I walked on the set and looked at Michael with his fat suit and caftan, Matt in his velour, butt-hugger shorts and Farrah wig, and me as Startz — I said, ‘It’s over for all of us. This is it,'” Lowe said in an interview, according to the Huffington Post. “There were days when I would go, ‘This is the end, for sure, of my career.'”
Hell no, Lowe! It did the exact opposite.
Tweets were coming in left and right about the cast performances, and some were just as entertaining as the movie itself. Go Fug Yourself, Michael Ian Black, Patton Oswalt, Ken Jennings and journalist Michelle Collins summed up my sentiments on the most magical two hours of Memorial Day 2013.
Launch they gallery to pick up what we’re throwing down.