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    I find stuff like this in Hollywood fascinating.



    http://tv.yahoo.com/news/steven-sode...011822449.html



    Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh says his upcoming film about Liberace is airing on HBO instead of getting a theatrical release because studios thought it was "too gay."

    The upcoming "Behind the Candelabra" has Michael Douglas in a compulsively watchable performance as the celebrated pianist, Matt Damon as his young lover and Soderbergh directing. It comes, in other words, from a trio of A-listers. So why isn't it a theatrical release?



    "Nobody would make it. We went to everybody in town," the "Traffic" and "Ocean's 11" director told TheWrap on Friday, at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "We needed $5 million. Nobody would do it."



    Wait a minute, we said. Let us get this straight: No studio would budget $5 million for a movie with Damon and Douglas?



    "They said it was too gay. Everybody. This was 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."



    Soderbergh has a theatrical movie coming out in February, "Side Effects," a thriller starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara. But the director said he's glad the Liberace film ended up on HBO.



    "They're great and they're really good at what they do, and ultimately I think more people will see it, and that's all you care about," Soderbergh said. "Studios were going, 'We don't know how to sell it. They were scared.'"



    OK. But seriously: He was able to get a theatrical release for "The Girlfriend Experience," starring porn actress Sasha Grey, but not for one with Damon and Douglas?



    "Well, for a million-and-a-half bucks," he said, referring to the "Girlfriend Experience" budget.



    But that's not that far from $5 million.



    "Yeah, I was surprised," he said.



    HBO also announced Friday that it will air another gay-themed project that was once planned for theatrical release. The network said that it will air Ryan Murphy's adaptation of Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart," starring Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, next year.
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    They would've done ok if they made fun of their subjects, had one of them die violently, and/or changed the characters to lesbians.



    HBO did Angels in America, too. Good on them.



    In the meantime, it's not like there aren't lots of very good low budget gay films made independently. Just no wide releases.

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    • #3
      They would've done ok if they made fun of their subjects, had one of them die violently, and/or changed the characters to lesbians.



      HBO did Angels in America, too. Good on them.



      In the meantime, it's not like there aren't lots of very good low budget gay films made independently. Just no wide releases.

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        Gay

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          Gay

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            Hurry and change thread title to "Ghey"



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              Hurry and change thread title to "Ghey"



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              • #8
                Probably wouldn't have been a blockbuster.
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                • #9
                  Wonder if anybody could make a film too hetero?
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                  • #10
                    It's too gay for me. Then again, '6 Feet Under' was often too gay for me, though I loved a lot of the opening scene deaths, especially the one of the woman running out of her car because she thought a bunch of blow up dolls were Angels presaging the Rapture.
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                    • #11
                      Wait - Liberace was gay?









                      I bet this movie could be pretty entertaining, HBO or whatever.
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                      • #12
                        It has less to do with gay subject matter and more to do with the fact that anything having to do with Liberace has little popularity with a present-day audience.



                        I suspect a movie about the life of Barry Manilow or Tony Orlando & Dawn would meet the same resistance.







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                          Quote Originally Posted by narwhal
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                          It has less to do with gay subject matter and more to do with the fact that anything having to do with Liberace has little popularity with a present-day audience.




                          Thank goodness the makers or Tea With Mussolini never realised this, or captain Corelli's Mandolin....or...........ad nauseum
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                            Quote Originally Posted by tiger roach
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                            Wait - Liberace was gay?




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                              Quote Originally Posted by NoRomoFan
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                              enough to make Freddie Mercury, Elton John, and Adam Lambert look like he-men...




                              I don't think Freddie ever struggled to look pretty damn macho
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