Matt Damon signs autographs as he arrives at a news conference for the film "Behind the Candelabra" during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes  (REUTERS/Regis Duvignau)
Matt Damon signs autographs as he arrives at a news conference for the film "Behind the Candelabra" during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes (REUTERS/Regis Duvignau)

The initial reviews of “Behind the Candelabra,” Steven Soderbergh’s movie about Liberace and boy toy Scott Thorson, have been lukewarm. Michael Douglas, who plays the flamboyant piano man, and Matt Damon, as his young lover, apparently give good performances but the movie itself is said to be somewhat tame. We’ll still watch when it premieres Sunday on HBO. Douglas and Damon are doing their part to hype the film, holding court at the Cannes Film Festival. Damon said even his most ardent fans may want to brace themselves because his butt and Brazilian spray tan are on full display. “We’ll see it on the biggest screen ever. It will be jarring,” said Damon, who wears a jewel-encrusted mankini in the movie. “This is not something you can un-see. So you’re all welcome to look. But you cannot un-ring that bell. It will be seared into your memory.”

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