Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
Kash said Freddie denied that he had AIDS. She said her mum called her up and said, "call your brother, he is very ill." Kash did, and asked, "it's not AIDS is it," and he denied it.
Roger called him his best friend 2 minutes into the show.
Brian acknowledged Freddie's struggle with sexuality.
"What I am is all in the songs." - David Wigg about Freddie.
God, the white house coverage of AIDS is soooo infuriating.
Brian and Roger talking about IWTBF video and America's response was funny lmao.
Brian acknowledged that Freddie was gay yayayy. He quoted the daffodil interview and said, "that's not a man denying his sexuality."
Phoebe said Rock Hudson's death made Freddie realise that "I won't get it" attitude is not true.
Anita said of the Kensington Roof Party, "Come and meet my Jim." She said Freddie was very proud of Jim😭😭
Kash talked about Jim. "It was decided that Jim would be introduced as the gardener, but I wondered that he must be a very good gardener because he is always there. Then I put two and two together."😭😭😭
Freddie revealed to David Wigg after the Ibiza '87 that he had AIDS. He said "I'm going to fight it, there will be a cure."😭
God I fucking hate Margaret Thatcher.
The band didn't know about Freddie's diagnosis while they were recording The Miracle.
He told them in Montreux. But they had already guessed.
They agreed to deny everything about his diagnosis and lie through their teeth to protect Freddie.
He told Kash that he had an incurable blood disease. She said, "it's not AIDS is it?" He denied but she knew.
Freddie asked Kash, "I was handsome, wasn't I?" while watching his old videos. She said that was hopeful but sad. She believes that her brother very handsome.
Brian never told Freddie that TSMGO was written about him, but it was understood.
People who had not seen Freddie for a while were visibly shocked on set of These Are The Days on seeing him.
"When I can't sing anymore I'll die." - Freddie once told Anita.
The doc also has other people talking about their diagnosis/people they knew who died of aids. It was very emotional.
Roger tried to run over a reporter once and failed.
Bomi couldn't see him because he looked like a skeleton. He said, "this should've been me instead of Freddie," while reading a newspaper and crying.
John, Brian and Roger stayed at Roger's house all night after Freddie died. When they saw the news, Freddie's death finally sunk in.
Anita said Jim didn't want any limelight so he withdrew.
Roger singled out The Sun and said they were very shitty.
Roger got fixated on the tribute concert and wanted to give Freddie "one hell of a send off," and at the same time raise awareness for AIDS.
The first person to be called was Elton for the concert.
George really wanted to sing Somebody to Love. His cousin that was reflective of his personal life. He was the only one who rehearsed it for days.
Anita said the concert was like a catharsis for the boys.
Elton was very sombre during the rehearsals.
The band didn't know if Axl would turn up at the concert because he never came to the rehearsals.
Brian said that it was difficult to do the concert because they were raising awareness but it was very hard to do it without Freddie.
A treat for George fans as well because the doc talks about his life and relationships a bit as well.
Damn, that intro to StL, George🥺
Brian said Liza was very emotional about the performance. She loved Freddie a lot.
The end killed me. They cut from Liza's We Are The Champions to the band recording the song in 1977. The last note was by Freddie during the Magic Tour.
Kash sings a bit of The Winter's Tale at the end😭😭😭😭
I am crying. This was a very good documentary. 1000/10 recommend.
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Happy Bohemian Rhapsiversary to me
It’s exactly three years since I first saw Bohemian Rhapsody, renewed my acquaintance with Queen, and fell down the rabbit hole of Tumblr Queen fandom.
Here are the very first pictures I saved to my phone. I think we can all agree I’ve been consistent in my appeeciation of soft and snuggly Roger, dorky Roger, musician Roger and the hot blond Harry Potter in his Good Dad prime.
Thank you all for being wonderful - the creative people, the amazing artists, the faithful rebloggers sharing the goodness, the thinkers, the researchers, and everyone who is out there sharing the joy of Brian the mad scientist, John the human sprig of broccoli, Freddie the glamtastic, beautiful, inspirational diva, and that blond bookloving wild child who stepped out of a Renaissance painting into a drum banging velvet and paisley wearing enjoyment of life in all its fullness. Thanks to them for all the high notes, the commitment. the epic songs, the human kazoos, and the art of enjoying a good argument. I love you all. Except the people who send rude anon messages, cut that out right now.
So let’s all celebrate with cuddly tipsy Roger and let Freddie sum up:
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