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Old 05-16-2018, 03:37 PM   #1
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I think interest in this movie merits its own thread.



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Old 05-16-2018, 03:44 PM   #2
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ANYONE ELSE MILDLY ANNOYED (enough to tweet about it) THAT THE #BohemianRapsody TRAILER FEATURES GAY/BI SUPERSTAR FREDDIE MERCURY FLIRTING WITH AND TWIRLING WITH A WOMAN BUT NO INDICATION OF HIS LOVE OF MEN?
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I have concerns too that the movie will be sanitized too much (May and Taylor) to portray Freddie's life honestly. Apparently the movie will end at Live Aid, and not deal with AIDS or his death.

The trailer does seem to give a glimpse at Freddie's wild 39th birthday party in Munich. I don't know if we will see the crazy album release party of Jazz in New Orleans.



Freddie Mercury and Queen: A Night at the Fairmont

http://www.offbeat.com/articles/fred...-the-fairmont/

I'm not sure who Mike Myers is supposed to be? A record company executive, or producer Roy Thomas Baker?
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To carry over our conversation from the other thread:

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I’d like to see both movies - a grittier one where Cohen was free to portray the full range of Freddie’s wild life. And the sanitized movie that highlights the strengths of Queen.
I was referring to the choice of actor than the content. To be honest, I don't really know what was going on with why Cohen left the movie. He cites that he left mainly because the band wanted the last half of the movie to be about how the band carried on without Mercury. However, it looks like the final script ends before Mercury even dies.
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I really wanted to see what Cohen would do as Freddie. I think he has more talent and depth than people realize, and he could have captured Freddie's opposing personalities.

Brian May might be my favorite guitar player of all time (Zappa rated him highly too), but I hope May should have realized that this movie has to be centered around Freddie.
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I think either actor would have been good as Freddy.

As for the content, we’ve seen quite a few movies gloss over famous figures who’ve done some less than honourable or scandalous things. Or movies like the Doors that heavily fictionalize, more than usual, the events to the point that it’s bascially a complete fiction with real people’s names.

As long as the movie is good, i won’t care what they include from Mercury’s life.
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I really wanted to see what Cohen would do as Freddie. I think he has more talent and depth than people realize, and he could have captured Freddie's opposing personalities.

Brian May might be my favorite guitar player of all time (Zappa rated him highly too), but I hope May should have realized that this movie has to be centered around Freddie.
Yeah it's a shame that it couldn't have worked out with Cohen as I feel he had the charisma to pull off that role.
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ANYONE ELSE MILDLY ANNOYED (enough to tweet about it) THAT THE #BohemianRapsody TRAILER FEATURES GAY/BI SUPERSTAR FREDDIE MERCURY FLIRTING WITH AND TWIRLING WITH A WOMAN BUT NO INDICATION OF HIS LOVE OF MEN?
I was surprised by that too. There is one very quick shot at about the 32 second mark. It's so fast (and Freddie has long hair and no moustache) that you could easily miss that it's actually a shot of two men.
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His best friend was a woman, whom he left quite a fortune to. I think that may play a large part of the film, no?
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Is this what society has come to now? Up in arms over the representation of sexual orientation in a two minute movie trailer? Two minutes out of a probable 120 minute film. This is so dumb.
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I hope this movie does justice to Freddy and his legacy.
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This flick looks pretty good in my opinion. I'll definitely be seeing it.
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He met eyes with a girl in the trailer.

There was also a dude getting close to him at the piano.

Maybe Freddie Mercury was a nuanced person who wasn't always totally aware of or comfortable with his sexuality or something...
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I didn't hear this cover before, from Suicide Squad soundtrack:



and Lake Street Dive:





Back in the 80s a band from Toronto called Klik used to come to Live Wire regularly, and they would play this song in full, including the operatic section.
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He met eyes with a girl in the trailer.

There was also a dude getting close to him at the piano.

Maybe Freddie Mercury was a nuanced person who wasn't always totally aware of or comfortable with his sexuality or something...
Wasn't he bisexual?
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Wasn't he bisexual?
Honestly not sure where he would say he landed when all was said and done, but Iím sure he had sex with women, especially in his early life.

I donít know if that would necessarily categorize him as bisexual. Could have just been figuring out his sexuality.

Point is, I canít believe people are reading into what is nothing more than eye meetings between characters that might not even be in the same scene together in a film trailer about a person who everyone knows was gay. Maybe thatís not the only thing the film wants to explore. He was also arguably the best frontman of all time for one of the most dynamic bands ever. That could be interesting too.
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