Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Spray Tans
By Jerry Portwood
It took prosthetic makeup, wigs, and bejeweled suits, but just look at how Michael Douglas have been transformed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly into Liberace and chauffeur/lover Scott Thorson. Soderbergh has revealed that studios thought the film was "too gay," and that's why it ended up at HBO. But Damon also shared some explicit details, like filming a gay sex scene for the film.
“The scene where I’m behind him and going at him, we did that in one take,” Damon told EW. “We do it. Cut. There’s a long pause. And then you just hear Steven go, 'Well… I have no notes.'"
But even better? Damon, who has previously discussed his onscreen nudity, talking about his wife seeing him getting a spray tan: "Every Sunday night, this girl would come to my house, and I would stand in my garage and I would hike my boxer briefs up into the crack of my ass, and she would give me a spray tan,” Damon revealed to EW. “We’ve been through three childbirths, we’ve been in the trenches, there are no secrets. But I really wish she didn’t see that. That’s too much.”
We still have months (May 26 to be exact) before Steven Soderbergh's biopic, Beyond the Candelabra, preems on HBO, but now we see them all in their finery. Well, at least the RuPaul's Drag Race contestants will have some NEW inspiration. We hope.