Trailer Debut: Behind The Candelabra

The trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s final (for now) feature film, a HBO production called Behind The Candelabra, recently went live and it’s as garishly flamboyant as we had hoped.

Behind the Candelabra

Based on a true story, the film chronicles a strange romance between the aging pianist Liberace (played with magnificent style by Michael Douglas) and his young subservient concubine played by Matt Damon.

Packed with gaudy costumes and glorious wigs, this film promises to be quite the unusual production.

By the looks of the trailer, it seems Soderbergh has decided to play quite a bit of this story with a straight face, which should balance the inherently over-the-top aspects of the characters.

Despite Soderbergh ostensibly retiring from feature filmmaking after this effort, he is already talking about making the move to television, so fans need not worry.

This won’t be the last we see from one of the most interesting directors of his generation. But, even if it was, it sure looks like an amazing note to go out on. It does not yet have a local release date.

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