Sacha Baron Cohen Explains His Freddie Mercury Biopic

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    Mar 09, 2016 7:47 PM GMT
    This explains everything. The "creative difference" between Sacha Baron Cohen and Queens band members.

    The band members version of the biopic had Freddie's death in the middle of the movie, while the band members 'carried on' into the movies ending. Sacha Baron Cohens version of the biopic I assume had Freddie's death at the end of the film therefore the focus and movies climax was purely about Freddie.

    If the film is a Freddie biopic, then Sacha Baron Cohen is correct. It sounds like Queen band members wanted the film to be more about Queen than Freddie, which could include Adam Lambert as 'part of the band too' now. Basically, Queens legacy continues after the death of Freddie.

    If the band members of Queen are taking creative control over the so called Freddie biopic, then Sacha Baron Cohen had every right to back out of this project. Talk about huge egos on the part of the band members. They might as well change the entire theme from Freddie biopic to that of the "Story of Queen" icon_confused.gif

    If the band members are going to diss Freddie in this manner, I will skip the film, I wouldn't be surprised if Freddie fans broke out in protests and or boycott the band members version icon_mad.gif



    Even Freddie himself, once explained it.


    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/sacha-baron-cohen-explains-why-his-freddie-mercury-205141562.html

    “I understand it,” Mercury said. “They are a band, they want to protect their legacy as a band, and they want it to be about Queen. … At the end of the day, it really was an artistic difference.”

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    Mar 09, 2016 8:13 PM GMT
    I understand a band dynamics, but you have to give credit where credit is due. Freddie never had a chance to "go solo" if he wanted to, as his life was cut so short.

    It would appear that Queen band members are pulling a coup d'état claiming all rights to Freddie, his persona and voice. This is morally incorrect. Now that the truth is out, I certainly side with Sacha Baron Cohen on this one.

    This is very upsetting to hear, are there separate Freddie fans or are there Queen fans? The band members are dividing the fans.
    This just means Freddie was 'owned', replaceable and not unique (but we all know Freddie was unique)

    If the band members have established "all rights to Freddie", I am afraid Freddie fans will never get a true story about Freddie,
    but the show must go on icon_mad.gif






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    Mar 09, 2016 8:37 PM GMT


    Maybe our LGBTQI community can one day demand a Freddie Mercury story icon_idea.gif

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    Mar 12, 2016 7:31 AM GMT
    I once read an article online that listed celebrities who came out of the closet and had their career ruined because of it. I think now and realize how pathetic that article was, because people like Ellen and Freddie created epic careers because of their unique positions on love and acceptance. Everyone knows Freddie was homosexual, yet everyone still loves Queen and no one would ever say a bad word about the band because of his sexuality, because his music was just too epic to be brought down by something trivial.
  • Patrocles

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    Mar 12, 2016 6:24 PM GMT
    Freddie was bigger than life figure and had he broken away from Queens the remaining members would have gone into oblivion.
    They know it and their ego is obviously prevailing and prevents them from acknowledging this fact. Credits to them though that they moved on and kept performing, however since Freddie's passage there hasn't been any significant breakthrough work released by them.
  • thadjock

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    Mar 14, 2016 2:47 AM GMT
    why would I want to watch SBC (or anybody) do a bad impersonation of FM when there's already a massive amount of actual FM interviews, concert videos, and documentary footage from his lifetime. it's not as if you have to dramatise someone's life who existed before cameras were invented.

    u can keep your bio-pic, whenever I need a freddie fix I'll cue up Queen's live-aid set and my day is transformed.

    not a fan of brian and roger touring with adam lambert but I understand their desire to carry on, however nobody will ever fill FM's shoes, ever.
  • JackNNJ

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    Mar 14, 2016 9:17 PM GMT
    thadjock saidwhy would I want to watch SBC (or anybody) do a bad impersonation of FM when there's already a massive amount of actual FM interviews, concert videos, and documentary footage from his lifetime. it's not as if you have to dramatise someone's life who existed before cameras were invented.

    u can keep your bio-pic, whenever I need a freddie fix I'll cue up Queen's live-aid set and my day is transformed.

    not a fan of brain and roger touring with adam lambert but I understand their desire to carry on, however nobody will ever fill FM's shoes, ever.


    True enough. Someone can do an unauthorized flick if they want. I like SBC OK, but screw people when they become hangers-on or decide they have a right to appropriate something they had nothing to do with in the first place.