Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How do you feel about a Michael Douglas-Matt Damon love scene in a hot tub?

Apparently such a scene is supposed to be included in Steven Soderbergh's proposed biopic of flamboyant pianist Wladziu Valentino Liberace with Douglas starring as the diamond-flashing Librace and Damon cast as his companion, Scott Thorson, who was 30 years younger than Librace.

"Everybody is hopeful that there will be a full-on, love-wrestling match between these guys," Soderbergh recently told MTV. "That's not where my mind went. But we have a hot-tub scene in there."

"I don't think it's a comedy," Soderbergh continued, "but it's pretty funny because the environment and the lifestyle are so extreme that even just having these guys carry on a quote-unquote 'normal' conversation in one of these rooms wearing the clothes that they wore, it's hard to look at that and take it at face value. It lands in a really unexpected way. The ending is surprisingly emotional. It will be unexpected. It ends really, really well. I'm really excited about it Those guys (Douglas and Damon) are going to be amazing."

My question is whether enough people remember Librace or care that much about it to see such a film. I have my doubts, but then Soderbergh has never been a director who tied himself to purely commercial successes (Bubble, Full Frontal).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A couple of straight guys proving how secure they are in their masculinity and their acting craft doing a Liberace hot tub scene? What's not to like?

( My inner woman is screaming: eewwww!)