Behind The Candelabra, Liberace Movie With Michael Douglas And Matt Damon, Deemed Too Gay By Studios: Director.
“Nobody would make it,” Soderbergh told The New York Post of his new movie, which stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. “We went to everybody in town. They all said it was too gay.”
Soderbergh, whose credits include “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Traffic,” as well as last summer’s smash “Magic Mike,” said he was “stunned” by the response.
I love Steven Soderbergh — all the way back to Sex, Lies and Videotape days — but I’m shocked that he hasn’t realized that the most homophobic place in America is Hollywood.
This is why, shamefully, so many actors are afraid to come out: they fear they’ll never work again. Crazy frustrating.
I just watched an interview with Cheyenne Jackson — amazing talent and gorgeous to boot — who said that he’s sure he’s lost parts because he’s very open about who he is. That’s just sad. And wrong.
And one last thing before I head off to punch a wall: It’s a movie about Liberace. What did you expect? We were going to butch it up?