WATCH: Glitter and Be Gay, Cheyenne Jackson

By: Brandon Voss
5.7.2013

Out and happily married performer Cheyenne Jackson recently shared a photo on Instagram of himself as Behind the Candelabra character Billy Leatherwood with the appropriate hashtag #GlitterAndBeGay.

The image is actually a screen grab from a fabulous new video that goes behind the scenes of the upcoming HBO biopic about Liberace. Billy Leatherwood, a pianist and one of Liberace's early boyfriends, appears tickling the ivories alongside Liberace in a dueling pianos scene that we didn't see in the film's official trailer.

Michael Douglas plays Liberace and Matt Damon portrays Scott Thorson, the unlikely paramour of the late, great entertainer, in the Steven Soderbergh-directed film, which will premiere May 26.

“I had a great time writing the script,” says screenwriter Richard LaGravenese in the making-of featurette, “to tell the story of a man who hid his homosexuality and how even within that time period he managed to have this real relationship, this real love with this young man, in spite of all that.”

Check out the Behind the Candelabra behind-the-scenes video below and keep your eyes peeled for all of Cheyenne's gay glitter.

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