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Rami Malek is not helping Bohemian Rhapsody’s case
September 13th, 2018 under Freddie Mercury. [ Comments: 6 ]


Ever since I saw the video for Queen’s Radio Gaga, I have been a fan of Freddie Mercury. You could just tell there was something remarkable about him. And there was.

Since my father used to play Santa Claus for children with AIDS, I became an AIDS activist. So when Mercury revealed that he had the disease, I knew that he was going to change the face of HIV. Not only would be remembered for being one of the best rockers from the last century, but he would also be known as a man who helped to normalize the persona of HIV/AIDS.

Therefore, if you are going to do a movie about him. You need to focus on it. But it is obvious from the trailer and the synopsis, that is not the case. At least it seems that way to be people who are passionate about him. But since we have not seen the movie, we are just assuming that to be the case.

Rami Malek did an interview with Attitude and he denies that. Actually what he said is:

“First, let me say that I don’t think the film shies away from his sexuality or his all-consuming disease, which is obviously Aids.

“I don’t know how you could avoid any of that, or if anyone would ever want to. It’s a bit absurd that anyone’s judging this from a minute trailer.

“The film needed to approach it in a delicate manner. You can’t shy away from it. It was an important moment to have in the film, one that ultimately is very sad but also empowering in a way.

“It shows you just how resilient human beings can be and how much we rely on the strength of our friends and family to get us through tough times.

“This pandemic is still very much a horrific threat to so many people in the world. It exists as a reality for so many that I think it would be a shame not to address it.”

What the f*ckity f*ck? What is, “all-consuming disease, which is obviously AIDS, “approach it in a delicate manner” and “this pandemic is still very much a horrific threat to so many people.” He is 37 years old, so he should know more about HIV/AIDS than to say stupid things like that. He might play a brilliant man on TV, but he is not coming off as smart, to me, with comments like that.

Plus, it also sounds like they address it, but only in passing. I think if Mercury were still alive he would not be happy about it. He was a vocal icon who did not shy away from who he was. Unlike the band who think they are as important as he was. They are not. He was Queen.

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Heathrow baggage handlers celebrate Freddie Mercury’s 72nd birthday
September 6th, 2018 under Freddie Mercury. [ Comments: none ]


Before Freddie Mercury hit it big with Queen, he worked as a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport. Yesterday, for what would have been his 72nd birthday, several workers from the London airport and British Airways dressed up like him. Not only that, they also sang and danced to his huge hit I Want to Break Free.

I do not want to break free from watching them do that. They should make it a daily thing because then people will not be as upset when their luggage takes forever to come out. Although, that could be why it is taking forever to come out.

Seriously, this is the perfect tribute to the late great singer and The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the charity set up in his honor.

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Will Bohemian Rhapsody address that Freddie Mercury had HIV?
May 15th, 2018 under Freddie Mercury. [ Comments: 2 ]


The first trailer is out for the Freddie Mercury biopic and I just can’t get excited it for it. The movie looks and feels like all the other punk and rock movies about ’70s bands and singers that came before this one. Although, I am probably one of the few people who was obsessed about music history from the genre. Which is why I am so interested in the lead singer of Queen.

I don’t know what I was expecting from Bohemian Rhapsody, but I feel like we should have gotten more than what we got in the trailer. The trailer makes it seems like it is all about the music and not man. I know Queen likes to think they are more than Freddie Mercury, but they are not. There are certain bands that when the voice is silenced, they need to give it up because no one will compare. That is definitely true for this band, no matter how many singers they try to get to replace him with, it does not work.

So as I was bashing this movie, my temper just hit sky high when I went to the trailer’s page, which is Queen’s official one. They wrote this to describe the movie, “Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.” They cannot say that he died of AIDS? Why? It is common knowledge. We have progressed so much since 1991, the stigma is gone. That just infuriates me. I wonder if they will even mention it in the movie? Will he just have cancer? Such BS.

OK, I need to move on now before I completely lose. But I will say that I will be nowhere near the theaters on November 2nd. There is no way in hell I will see this 💩.

Oh and I finally realized my problem with Rami Malek in the role, he looks like smushed down version of Freddie Mercury.

Namaste

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I still don’t feel Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury
April 26th, 2018 under Freddie Mercury, Movies. [ Comments: none ]



20th Century Fox released two new photos of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming feature of Bohemian Rhapsody and I still don’t see it. Part of the reason why we are still listening to Queen, 26 years after he died is because he was a larger than life personality.

His voice stood out in a crowd. He stood out in a crowd. Mercury had such a presence that nothing could overshadow him. Whether it was him on video or just in a picture. So far, we have only seen Malek in photos as the legend and he gets lost in them. For example, in the first photo, I am more drawn to the actor playing Brian May than him. In the second one, I had to squint to see him.

That is the thing about Malek, he blends in. Which is a good thing, but a bad thing when you are playing someone like Freddie Mercury.

I know the critics will eat him up just like they do Mr. Robot. Just because he is good on that show, does not mean he is going to be good as the legendary musician.

Freddie Mercury is an idol to me, and I don’t think this movie is going to capture his essence. An essence that has lasted 5 more years and counting than he had a career.

What do you think? Are you going to ride your bicycle to see it on November 2nd?

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Bryan Singer responds to his firing, while Fox severs more ties with him
December 5th, 2017 under Freddie Mercury, Movies. [ Comments: none ]


Days after Fox suspended Bryan Singer for not showing up to the Bohemian Rhapsody set, they have decided to make that suspension permanent.

The director explained why he has not been on set to The Hollywood Reporter. He said, “Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.”

When it comes to the rumors that Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury, and him had several confrontations on the set and that helped with Fox’s decision, Singer responded with, “Rumors that my unexpected departure from the film was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek are not true…While, at times, we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving.”

It also seems that Fox wants nothing more to do with him anymore. The Hollywood Reporter also says that back in October, they did not renew their first look contract with him. Not only that, they also asked him to vacate the production offices he has on their lot when he was done with this movie. Since he is no longer working on the film, they are forced to move out immediately.

This not the first time he has reportedly had problems on the set of a Fox film, but it will be the last.

Finally, no word how or if they will finish Bohemian Rhapsody that is close to being finished.

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