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By / 09.16.09

People Magazine reports that Steven Soderbergh has cast the principals in his Liberace biopic: Michael Douglas as Liberace, and for his lover?  MMMMAAATT DAAAAAMON.

“We’ve already done some costume and wardrobe tests on Michael, and they’re very, very, very good.” Soderbergh told a French newspaper at the Deauville Film Festival. “I swear to you, Michael amazed me. He crushed it.”

Damon, Soderbergh said, has agreed to portray Scott Thorson, the assistant/boyfriend whose 1982 palimony suit for $110 million publically outed the entertainer.

Before he died in 1987, Liberace would sue for libel any publication that implied he was gay, including The Daily Mirror, who had to pay him $22,400 for calling him “fruit-flavoured” in 1956*.  My question: when the same guy later gets sued for palimony by his boyfriend and dies of AIDs, shouldn’t his estate have to pay the money back?  Really, this picture should’ve been all the proof they needed:

I’m assuming the giant “S” ring stood for “Scott.”

*full, awesome quote: “…the summit of sex—the pinnacle of masculine, feminine, and neuter. Everything that he, she, and it can ever want… a deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love.”


TAGSLIBERACEmatt damonMICHAEL DOUGLASSCOTT THORSENSTEVEN SODERBERGH

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