Scott Disick posted a naked photo of Kourtney Kardashian and we have no idea what is going on!

Robert Pattinson talks about fame, photography and his latest movie, Life in this exclusive Q&A

Liberace movie 'too gay' for Hollywood

2013-01-08 11:46
Matt Damon Michael Douglas
Los Angeles - Steven Soderbergh claims his upcoming film Behind the Candelabra was rejected from Hollywood for being "too gay".

The Oscar-winning director is set to release his biopic about celebrated pianist Wladziu Valentino Liberace, played by Michael Douglas, and his younger lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) later on this year on HBO.

However, Steven has revealed the reason it will air on TV rather than the big screen is because no major company would fund the risqué film - despite the A-list cast and meagre budget.

'It made no sense'

Speaking to TheWrap from the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Steven said: "Nobody would make it. We went to everybody in town. We needed $5 million. Nobody would do it.

"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."

Steven - whose thriller Side Effects starring Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Rooney Mara is out in cinemas this year - may not have gained the attention he had hoped for with his Liberace feature, but is pleased it landed a spot on such a popular network.

He added: "[HBO] are 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. Studios were going, 'We don't know how to sell it.' They were scared."

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has revealed his sex life was helped by playing Blackbeard in Pan. Read More »
Add your review

Ant-Man sequel set for 2018

2015-10-09 12:28

Ant-Man and the Wasp, a sequel to this summer's Ant-Man, will be released on 6 July 2018. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.