Liberace and flamboyance

Posted: 6:31 PM, Jun 02, 2013
Updated: 2013-06-02 18:31:39-04

My wife and I watched HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” — the story about Liberace and that other guy.

And I remember as a kid watching him with my Sicilian grandmother and my aunts, her sisters. And I kept thinking that we either didn’t know Liberace was gay at the time or did know but didn’t care.

He was – well, Liberace. We called him flamboyant but not gay. But it just didn’t matter.

So why does it now?