Sacha Baron Cohen has been forced to exit an adult version of the Freddie Mercury Biopic, in protest over a serious look at the life of Freddie Mercury, Rock’s true enigma, the former lead singer of the band recently voted the greatest of all time, topping the former reign of the Beatles.
The media spin is in full force ,claiming that Queen want a Disney version of Freddie’s life, this could not be further from the truth. Queen in fact want an adult version of Freddie’s life, one based upon actual reality, with all its grit and truth.
The truth is Queen want a historically accurate portrayal of Freddie’s life, not one purely based upon the outrageous nature of the character Freddie invented for public entertainment.
It is true that script writers are prone to this use of over the top lowest denominator tools for writing scripts, but they would have been told no, to the use of pure salacious fantasy as the central meat of their characterisation of Freddie and his life events.
Queen want an accurate portrayal of Freddie as the real man.
People need to understand, Freddie was an entertainer who because of the times and artistic styles of the seventies, employed the use of the glam style of shocking the audience, but it was all words and no action, it was pure entertainment.
What Freddie did in his bedroom no one really knows, least of all Sacha baron Cohen.
Freddie was a very down to earth normal human being as a private man, whose gift was music, a studied performer of great insight and effectiveness in the tradition of the great entertainers. He was different things to different people and did employ humour, but he was not really the wild freddiemercury he created.
This is the point that Queen, for sake of historical accuracy, want to make sure is found in the telling of Freddie’s life.
Time to be adults and not remain blindly spinning around like retards in some childish fantasy.
Freddie deserves adults to make his movie, not infantiles..
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