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Liberace Movie Too Gay for Hollywood, but Not for San Bernadino
California Catholic Daily ^ | 1/7/13

Posted on 01/08/2013 1:19:42 PM PST by marshmallow

Brokeback Mountain not as funny, says director Soderbergh

In a January 5 New York Post story, movie director, Steven Soderbergh, revealed that his biopic, Beyond the Candelabra, was “too gay” for Hollywood.

“Nobody would make it,” Soderbergh tells the Post. “We went to everybody in town. They all said it was too gay.

“And this is after Brokeback Mountain, by the way, which is not as funny as this movie. I was stunned. It made no sense to any of us.”

The movie is based upon the tell-all book, Beyond the Candelabra by Scott Thorson, entertainer Liberace’s young homosexual lover. It tells about their flamboyant relationship and includes Liberace’s fondness for pornography and teenage gays.

The movie, while alleged to be too gay for Hollywood, was not too gay for the San Bernardino diocese. The diocese made a deal with producer, Jerry Weintraub, to allow the use of Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church in Palm Springs as a movie set for several days.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: hollywood; homosexualagenda
It also was not too gay for Father John Kavcak, pastor of Our Lady of Solitude, who played the role of a priest in a scene that depicts the casket of Liberace in church during a funeral Mass.

Gaydar alarming on level 11.....

1 posted on 01/08/2013 1:19:46 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Liberace, a lifelong Republican and personal friend of Ronald Reagan.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 1:22:59 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: marshmallow; Chode

“It also was not too gay for Father John Kavcak”

Naw they just wish his brother George was there!!


3 posted on 01/08/2013 1:43:10 PM PST by Morgana (Happy New Year)
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To: marshmallow

I hope they did his piano playing justice. He was a master. And could play anything.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 1:50:01 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

If folks hadn’t figured out Liberace was gay by the time the movie with the piano shaped swimming pool came out, ............................ Dude was gay!


5 posted on 01/08/2013 1:54:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: marshmallow; a fool in paradise

Will John Tesh be playing the soundtrack?


6 posted on 01/08/2013 1:55:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: marshmallow
Gay? The boy married!


7 posted on 01/08/2013 1:58:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cotton1706
I hope they did his piano playing justice. He was a master. And could play anything.

Especially the flute.

8 posted on 01/08/2013 1:58:33 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: marshmallow; a fool in paradise
On the other hand, can't blame him for turning gay!


9 posted on 01/08/2013 2:01:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: muawiyah

10 posted on 01/08/2013 2:03:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: cotton1706

He was indeed a gifted pianist. Not Art Tatum or Horowitz great, but technically polished, Keith Emerson fast, and a terrific arranger.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 2:07:42 PM PST by Sirius Lee (Get your hair clippers, Patriots! The Vichy Republicans asked for it. 2014!)
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To: marshmallow

Damn, I’m too late to say In Before Received Wisdom About Liberace as a Great Pianist!


12 posted on 01/08/2013 2:10:29 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: marshmallow
"I was stunned. It made no sense to any of us.”

The movie [...] tells about their flamboyant relationship and includes Liberace’s fondness for pornography and teenage gays.

You can see how it would be hard for anyone to forsee that this would be considered too gay for mainstream audiences.

13 posted on 01/08/2013 2:10:59 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: marshmallow
It tells about their flamboyant relationship and includes Liberace’s fondness for pornography and teenage gays.

“And this is after Brokeback Mountain, by the way, which is not as funny as this movie. I was stunned. It made no sense to any of us.”

A movie about dudes sodomizing each other, dudes prancing about like sissies, and hooking up with teenage boys......yup sounds like a real barrel of laughs.

And 'it made no sense to any of us'......maybe because the average American isn't quite ready to go to a theater so they can pay to see what goes on in a truck stop restroom.

Let me guess on the ticket stub there's a 15% off coupon for for an HIV test?

14 posted on 01/08/2013 2:13:41 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: marshmallow

The Catholic Church seems more gay than Liberace


15 posted on 01/08/2013 2:21:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: massgopguy
Here is a great Liberace story for you. A friend of mine in his 80’s told me this.

There was a sold out Liberace concert in Boston many years ago that should have been cancelled due to a massive snow storm. But my friend braved the storm as did a small hand full of people who had tickets.

This huge concert hall was empty save for this small group of people. Liberace comes out, asks everyone to come down to the seats closest to the stage and puts on the entire concert for them. He took time out inbetween sets talked and joked with folks, came down from the stage and spoke with everyone. My pay said it was the greatest concert he has ever been to.

A rather curious guy, Liberace but one hell of a piano player - and a gentleman come to find out.

16 posted on 01/08/2013 2:23:34 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: warsaw44

We had a second guitarist in my Country band for a while, who could do a perfect Liberace! I used to get him to introduce the Rockabilly Punk songs. Hilarious! Drummer did a perfect Elmer Fudd. You should hear “Achy Breaky Heart” all Fudded up!
My Grandma never missed Lee’s TV show, and I was always there that night. I enjoyed his show, even though, as a little kid, I knew something wasn’t right about the guy!


17 posted on 01/08/2013 2:45:21 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Revolting cat!
John Tesh will be bringing you a special report.

Far-out.

18 posted on 01/08/2013 2:52:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: warsaw44

I always liked Liberace. Grew up watching him on TV, playing the piano with such a natural ease it still amazes me. Just last week I pulled up some YouTubes of Liberace just so my son could see how a born entertainer could dazzle on the piano. Liberace was obviously gay, but really, nobody cared. He kept his own business his own business and was certainly no stinking “activist” whose goal was simply to stick a thumb in the eye of normal people. Liberace just loved to entertain. His joy of life was contagious.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 2:58:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Morgana
it should be defrocked...
20 posted on 01/08/2013 3:06:53 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lancey Howard
I always liked Liberace. Grew up watching him on TV, playing the piano with such a natural ease it still amazes me. Just last week I pulled up some YouTubes of Liberace just so my son could see how a born entertainer could dazzle on the piano. Liberace was obviously gay, but really, nobody cared. He kept his own business his own business and was certainly no stinking “activist” whose goal was simply to stick a thumb in the eye of normal people. Liberace just loved to entertain. His joy of life was contagious.

That was a great summary, he was a joy, and introduced many kids and other people to good music and real entertainment.

21 posted on 01/08/2013 3:28:11 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said “conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: ansel12

I’m surprised nobody has mentioned Liberace’s famous remark. He was often criticized for being too effeminate, and so forth. When he was asked if this kind of talk hurt his feelings, replied indeed, it hurt him very much, in fact, he cried about it all the way to the bank.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 4:12:51 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: marshmallow

He was a sinner in need of a savior. So if he was confessed and believed in Christ on his death bed he is with God. We are all sinners. Oscar Wilde confessed on his death bed too.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 12:13:32 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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