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September 23, 2013

Liberace AIDS Film Gets 11 Emmy Awards

The HBO film Behind the Candelabra has received 11 Emmy Awards, the Los Angeles Times reports. The movie won eight trophies at the Creative Arts Emmys and three more during the nationally broadcast awards show, including outstanding movie or miniseries, outstanding directing for Steven Soderbergh and outstanding lead actor in a movie or miniseries for Michael Douglas, who played Liberace. The film depicts the life and death of the gay pianist and his love affair with a younger man named Scott Thorson, played by Matt Damon. Liberace died of AIDS-related complications in 1987.

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Greg H, Davenport, FL, 2013-09-25 12:27:26
This article is almost as disappointing as the film. I could have done well without the gratuitous sex scene. It wasn’t an AIDS film, it was a chapter in the life of Liberace, and his four-year relationship with Scott Thorson. AIDS didn’t enter the picture until the last 10 minutes. Also the claim that Liberace “died of AIDS” is incorrect. AIDS 101 teaches us that nobody “dies of AIDS” since AIDS is a syndrome. People die from complications and or opportunistic infections as the result of AIDS

Davey, Bronx, ny, 2013-09-24 11:19:46
This film was deemed poison in Hollywood. It was rejected by every studio despite its star power. Nice to see it succeed successfully!

Brenda, Seattle, 2013-09-24 10:59:21
The title of this article is SO, SO very disappointing to me, especially coming from the POZ team. You review comments, however; it is looking like some more stigma training is needed for {and} your Writers work needs to be reviewed, as well; before publication.

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