SO disappointed to hear that Sacha Baron Cohen won’t be playing Freddie Mercury in the movie of the Queen singer’s life. Cohen wanted to be very involved in the script writing and suggested his preferred directors. Which was fine with producers (including Robert DeNiro) except he wanted Freddie’s story to be realistic and gritty. Mercury had a girlfriend named Mary Austin for six years before he realized he was gay. Freddie claimed to have a wild but lonely life and he was shy – nothing like his outgoing stage persona. When he died of AIDS in 1991, he left his home and most of his money to his longtime friend Mary. It’s a fascinating but sad story – the remaining Queen bandmembers didn’t want Freddie presented that way. They picture a light musical story mostly about the band. (Like Mamma Mia, for heavens sake?) THAT’s why Sacha split and the movie is up in the air.(Don’t you love this vintage photo of Freddie and Michael Jackson? What do you suppose they were talking about?)


Posted by Janet on July 23, 2013

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  1. By Jeanne
    On July 23, 2013 at

    I adored Mercury and Queen. So glad the band’s not letting SBC try to smut up this project unnecessarily. Now they can find someone with the vocal chops. SBC is all about himself and couldn’t handle this role. Good riddance.

  2. By Marianne
    On July 23, 2013 at

    Seriously, Jeanne? The man’s life was full of lies–his sexuality, his ethnicity, etc. The true story is so interesting (and sad). Would have made a helluva film. And I think SBC would have been awesome.

  3. By Annie
    On July 23, 2013 at

    What ethnicity was Freddie?

  4. By Mingling
    On July 23, 2013 at

    Love Freddie, but I’m pretty sure they were talking about butts.

  5. By Alex
    On July 23, 2013 at

    I bet they were discussing Strom’s grossly obvious Anal Island Fixation, or perhaps the semiotic implications of ChristineIndia’s faux Christian, hidden hatred aka ” my worldview from a double wide ” …. ok, or maybe butts.

  6. By Anna Belle Leigh
    On July 23, 2013 at

    He is from India

  7. By eab
    On July 23, 2013 at

    discuss how to become a “Smooth Criminal”?

  8. By xyz
    On July 24, 2013 at

    @Annie – I knew Americans are dumb, but this dumb? Cant u read Mercury’s bio from Wiki?

  9. By Beachy
    On July 24, 2013 at

    Yeah, this is a bummer. SBC would have been a great choice. Maybe the project willl get down elsewhere.

  10. By Natalie
    On July 24, 2013 at

    I can’t imagine a movie studio would want a film that was all rainbows and kittens. That’s not going to sell.

  11. By MiKe
    On July 24, 2013 at

    They were obviously discussing how big Freddy’s package is!

  12. By Christine India
    On July 24, 2013 at

    Thanks a lot, Alex. (Please note that I did not comment on Freddie Mercury.)

    Due to this unprovoked attack, I must now retreat to the parlor with my Tylenol and pot of hot mint tea, to read and meditate upon the Holy Scriptures.

  13. By Bluejay
    On July 24, 2013 at

    Strom! At least one of your personalities has a sense of humor!

  14. By Lola Lisa
    On July 24, 2013 at

    Well that photo speaks volumes. These two men are clearly engaged sexually it appears to me. Michael Jackedup was turned out by a homosexual and then began preying on young boys. I whole-heartedly believe it after seeing this picture. OMG. Come on, Lisa Marie Pressley. Tell what you know before taking it to your grave!

  15. By Annabelle
    On July 25, 2013 at

    I wonder how many boys MJ had molested at that point in his miserable life. There’s no mention of what year it was, but when you’re a child molester it’s truly never too early to start.

  16. By Dick
    On July 25, 2013 at

    Freddie: “… so the moral of the story is another one will always ride your bus.”

    Michael: “hmmm…”

  17. By Lotti
    On July 27, 2013 at

    I worked for MJ briefly and he had terrible breath. I was glad when that gig ended. Maybe Freddie’s noticed the halitosis and has invited MJ to reach into his pocket for a breath mint.

  18. By Dick
    On July 27, 2013 at

    Lotti you are a freakin nut!

  19. By Denise
    On July 27, 2013 at

    How can a bio be a bio if it doesn’t show the subject warts and all?

    What I like about this photo, is it shows Michael Jackson before he really began screwing up his facial features.

  20. By Strom
    On July 27, 2013 at

    Annabelle sees it!

    MJ the pervert.

  21. By Strom
    On July 27, 2013 at

    They were counting their conquests. All the young men and boys.

    Send them all to Gay Island where Hillary will fight to be the ruler!

  22. By 998o
    On July 27, 2013 at

    Strom, your silly obsessions are irrelevant and seem to be only interesting to you …. move on dude, its creepy

  23. By Helga
    On July 29, 2013 at

    I’m down with Lotti’s comment about Freddie wanting MJ to reach into the pocket for some breath mints. I didn’t however know that MJ had horrible halitosis. Is this common knowledge?


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