Matt Damon, Michael Douglas Take on Film Deemed 'Too Gay'

Douglas and Damon play lovers in HBO's look at the life of Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra."
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Two of hollywood's biggest stars like you've never seen before, liberace's life, matt damon and michael douglas in racy and challenging roles, as a couple in love. Reporter: Glamour and gold and feathers and more. The fabulous tale of liberace and his young lover. I want to be father, brother, lover. Best friend. Reporter: Starrin two resolutely heterosexual man of hollywood. Matt damon from "cajason bourne" to blond highlights. They surprise their audience. Reporter: And michael douglas was gordon gekko. He is liberace. He has said earlier in his career he might not have taken on a role like this. Reporter: Times have changed. His wife joked around with ellen. If my husband is going to kiss anybody that would be matt damon. Reporter: The irony liberace who appeared on "gma" in '86 before his death never felt able to come out as gay. I discovered people knew very little about me as a person. ♪ Reporter: Although director steven soderbergh claims the studios wouldn't touch it, soderbergh says "too gay." "Behind the candelabracandelabra" appeared soon. A slice of his life, poignant, funny. Reporter: Damon told "extra" he loved the outfits. Great looks. The wigs were fantastic. No comment on the white speedo he sports in the swimming pool scenes. Nick watt, abc news, los angeles. We cannot wait. "Behind the candelabra" PREMIERES MAY 26th" ON HBO AND Debbie reynolds portrays liberace's mother. We will meet -- ah. The dad who turned his kid's

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