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Listen: Michael Douglas tickles the ivories as Liberace -- EXCLUSIVE AUDIO

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HBO’s Liberace biopic arrives draped — as its subject was — in showmanship and song. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra stars Michael Douglas as the famously flamboyant Vegas performer alongside Matt Damon as his much-younger lover/lookalike. In this exclusive audio clip of “The Liberace Boogie” from the film’s first scene, take a listen to Douglas-as-Liberace. Does Douglas’ voice match Liberace’s as well as the rest of him?

The soundtrack includes both Liberace’s recordings and original pieces and is available digitally on May 21; the film premieres on HBO on May 26. READ FULL STORY

'Behind the Candelabra' trailer: Dramatic piano playing, even more dramatic hair -- VIDEO

Michael Douglas effortlessly playing the piano, Matt Damon yelling ”I don’t even have my own face!” and Rob Lowe looking like a shih tzu are just some of the fabulous things in this new full-length Behind the Candelabra trailer.

Douglas plays Liberace and Damon his younger lover Scott Thorson. The trailer hits the ups and downs of the couple’s relationship as shots of dramatic capes, luxurious bubble baths, and fancy cars quickly switch to yelling and glass throwing with the so-not-rhetorical line, ”Why would a grown man want to adopt another grown man?”

There’s also a lot about plastic surgery, which explains why Rob Lowe is almost unrecognizable.

The movie will air May 26 at 9 p.m. on HBO. Watch the trailer below:

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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in 'Behind the Candelabra': Watch the teaser for HBO's Liberace biopic here

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Glitter, champagne, Matt Damon in a metallic soldier-boy uniform -- it's all there in the new teaser trailer for HBO's Behind the Candelabra (airing May 26), starring Michael Douglas as the extravagant showman Liberace and Matt Damon as his much-younger lover, Scott Thorson. (Check out last month's
EW cover story for exclusive photos and interviews with Damon and Douglas.) Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the movie reveals the tawdry underside of Liberace's real life, from his extravagant spending to his taste for younger men and his fascination with plastic surgery -- much of which the performer fought to keep secret from the public before he died of AIDS in 1987. "He was the biggest act in the world, and the whole time, petrified of his secret coming out," Damon told EW. "You see him in the movie going to a sex store --- nowadays, he’d be [exposed]

on Twitter so fast.”

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