Soderbergh Says Studios Turned Up Noses at 'Too Gay' Liberace Pic
BY Neal Broverman
January 05 2013 8:09 PM ET
Director Steven Soderbergh says his Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, is airing on HBO because film studios rejected it for being "too gay."
Soderbergh, who is retiring from directing, tells The New York Post he was astounded by reactions from studio executives.
"Nobody would make it. We went to everybody in town. They said it was too gay," Soderbergh told the paper. "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."
Behind the Candelabra stars Michael Douglas as the closeted singer and Matt Damon as his younger lover. The film will air on HBO in the spring. Read more here.
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