HBO, we are SO glad you exist!
Can you imagine, in this day and age, that any studio would be afraid to snatch up a movie starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, based on Liberace, directed by Steven Soderbergh, because it's 'too gay?'
Here's what Steven said about what is going to be his final movie:
“Nobody would make it. We went to everybody in town. They all said it was too gay. 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.”
HBO has some balls!
It would've been so sad had this movie not been made, especially for those reasons. Not only is it going to be a captivating story, but as Steven's last movie, we want him to hit his own timeline of retiring by 50.
His birthday is a week from today!
Hopefully the flick is a success so studios know that movies with gay content like this can work - though, you'd think they would've learned that after Brokeback Mountain!
[Image via HBO.]
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