This is an HBO film based on the true story of the famed pianist and entertainer Liberace. Played by Michael Douglas, this movie goes through the course of his life and career. It chronicles his rise to stardom, his great success and failures as well as his personal life and relationships. It depicts a secret affair that he had with Scott Thorson, because during that time it was so taboo to be gay that many in the limelight kept these relationships secret. In fact the movie is a based on a memoir that Scott wrote, about the life that they shared together.