Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I Wish My Brother George Was Here

Thanks to Joe.My.God, it has come to my attention that Nicholas Cage is trying to star in and direct a biopic of Liberace. Loathing of Nic Cage aside, I am indeed titillated. A movie about Liberace could be awesome in terms of sheer cheesiness, terrible, offensive, or so terrible and offensive that it crosses back into awesome gain, like Showgirls.

I hope they do a good job, because I have a soft spot in my heart for the Polish-American Wisconsonite showman. Not only was his whole aesthetic mid-blowing, but my mother confessed to me a few years ago that, as a young thing, she'd had a mad crush on him. I'm pretty sure that's what made me gay. Hooray!

Lee also clearly passed on to me his love of all things exotic animal.


First Nations said...

this is a TRIP.
deal with it-i have a copy of 'Liberace...At the Piano', an early lp in it's origional jacket when he was just a young dear thing. My mother LOVED HIM! and loved him for being a wild rhinestone studded gay dude who could play the pi-yaner like a dream.
I just found your comment on my blog, back in the 'fear of the dark' post. thank you for contributing a fantastic point of view. I've seen ya around the bye, y'all; i'm off to backread ya!

Dope on the Slope said...

Destined to be a classic!

Don't forget that Liberace was also the featured villain in the highest rated Batman episode ever aired.

Qenny said...

He's always been my role model for when I'm aiming for tasteful and understated.

Ken said...

Brother George hired me once, to run the foundation, but I turned down the job. It was about a year before Lee died and George was in such denial, "You know those things the papers say about my brother? None of that is true. It's all lies. He's a very religious person."

I wanted the job and it sounded like fun, except having to deal with George!

Love your blog. I will add itto mine. Any chance of getting listed in the Pansy Division?

Da Nator said...

Ken - get OUT! I can't believe you turned down that job. I mean, George sounds like a piece of work, but OH. MY. GOD.

Then again, some of us prefer a little more sanity in our lives.

Thanks for the link - of course I'll add you. :o)