Are you prepared for the perfect combination of elegance, garish sparkles, and feathered hair? Then you're ready to experience the trailer for Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh's HBO film starring Michael Douglas as famously flamboyant pianist Liberace and Matt Damon as his longtime younger lover, Scott Thorson. Their relationship gets complicated when Liberace wants his muse to think of him as a "father, a brother, a lover, best friend," and recruits a similarly coiffed plastic surgeon (Rob Lowe) to make Scott's face resemble his own more closely.
I love that this trailer has all the glitz and glam of Las Vegas but also takes a heartbreaking turn once Scott snaps, craving his own identity. The movie premieres on HBO on May 26, but don't miss the trailer after the jump.