Skip to comments.Behind Behind the Candelabra
Posted on 06/08/2013 10:53:02 AM PDT by marshmallow
San Bernadino diocese unwilling to tell how much money it received
The following update came in the email on June 3 from a Palm Springs resident.
Behind the Candelabra, the homosexual movie about the aging Liberace and his young teen boy-toy, Scott Thorson, debuted on Sunday, May 26th.
California Catholic readers will know that it was the San Bernardino diocese who made a financial deal with Hollywood producer, Jerry Weintraub to allow Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church in Palm Springs to be used for several days as a set for the gay movie. Zsa Zsa Gabor got $75,000 from Weintraub so that her mansion could be used as part of the movie.
At the end of the show, Weintraub acknowledges the names of the cast, including those who played minor roles. He fails to acknowledge Father John Kavcak who played a cameo part and he fails to acknowledge the San Bernardino diocese for use of the church.
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I haven’t watched the movie. I am not sure I will; however, maybe I should watch the homosexual scenes as the continual vomiting I would suffer would put a damper on my appetite.
Disgusting! What kind of funeral did he actually receive?
Oh well, lay down with queers and wake up with whatever
I have not seen the movie, but I understand it shows Liberace’s prediliction for BOYS, which we are continually told are not an object of lust for homosexual men. It might open people’s eyes.
That might actually have been worth watching ...
I saw it. Michael Douglas was pretty good as Liberace and Debbie Reynolds was GREAT as his mother. One thing they “cleaned up” was the fact that Liberace’s lover was 17 when they first hooked up. In the movie he’s 18.
If an adult sexually interested in 16 or 17 year-olds is a pedophile, Liberace was a pedophile.
If "pedophile" refers to someone interested in 10 or 12 year-olds, then the movie may not show him as a pedophile.
I’ve seen the film as well; I noticed that too.
Michael Douglas was very good as Liberace - he captured Liberace’s speech and mannerisms very well, I thought. And yes, Debbie Reynolds was great as Liberace’s mother.
Actually, the proper term for someone sexually interested in young people in their mid-to-late adolescence is ‘ephebophilia’.
“Based on true story”, yeah! That’s what sells - fools paying $12 for a bucket of popcorn think they are seeing THE Truth portrayed.
The only thing I thought just missed with Douglas’ portrayal was a sense of “son of an immigrant” vibe and old school sensibility with the real Liberace. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Very, very good, maybe 9 out of 10.
With Reynolds however, the makeup enabled a fine actress to bring a complete transformation to life. If she doesn’t win sone awards it will be a travesty.
So Liberace was after a 17 year old. Most people would look askance at a 40 year old man chasing a 17 year old girl just the same.
Good movie - expressed a couple of opinions I didn’t expect to see in such a show generally accepting of homosexually - Liberace’s lover at one point says in effect that he doesn’t mind being a pitcher, but finds being a catcher “repulsive” - “You find me repulsive?”, Liberace storms. “Not you, the act”, his boyfriend says - later Liberace opines that he’s glad celebrities like Jane Fonda have stopped “shouting at the world” with their personal opinions - “It’s our job to entertain people. not change the world”, he gripes - and the entire movie is pretty much a study of the hypocrisy and deceit of a showman like Liberace trying to portray himself to the public as hetero while living as a homosexual, even down to having his assistants attempt to have his death portrayed as resulting from heart failure rather than from AIDS - not an entirely charming picture of the homosexual way of life......