The creative forces behind the new Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra on Friday discussed the movie.

Matt Damon plays Scott Thorson opposite Michael Douglas as Liberace in the upcoming film from premium cabler HBO.

At a Television Critics Association (TCA) panel, Damon said the couple's dynamic in the film was believable.

“There are aspects of their relationship that were absurd, but for me it just kind of pointed out that there are aspects of all our lives that are absurd, they're just not absurd to us because they're our lives,” Damon said. “Their relationship – [screenwriter Richard LaGravenese] so got this dynamic. Whether this was the actual dynamic or not, I completely believed what he'd written and those aspects of the power dynamic.”

Asked if he found Douglas as Liberace attractive, Damon answered, “very, very attractive.”

Director Steven Soderbergh said every single studio turned down the film before HBO agree to back it.

“They said it was too gay,” Soderbergh said. “This is after Brokeback Mountain by the way. I was stunned. It made no sense to any of us. Nobody would make it. Went to everybody in town.”

“I'm really glad we ended up at HBO because I think ultimately more people will see it and that's all we care about,” he added.