'Star Trek Discovery' Creator Slams Freddie Mercury Biopic for not Being Gay Enough
In case you missed it, the trailer for the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody is out. If you're a Queen fan like me, you probably think the film looks fan-freakin'-tastic.
See for yourself:
Looks like a terrific movie-film experience. Though, not everyone seems to feel that way:
While the trailer was largely embraced upon its debut, American Gods and Star Trek Discovery creator Bryan Fuller took to social media to bash the trailer for failing to recognize Freddie Mercury's open homosexuality.
ANYONE ELSE MILDLY ANNOYED (enough to tweet about it) THAT THE #BohemianRapsody TRAILER FEATURES GAY/BI SUPERSTAR F… https://t.co/RsF8E9Dkvo— Bryan Fuller (@Bryan Fuller)1526411626.0
"It's important because of Hollywood's long history of erasing queer history, or at the very least minimizing it," Fuller writes. "Even Mary Austin, who Freddie Mercury called the love of his life, somewhat famously corrected Mercury when he told her he was bisexual: 'No, Freddie, you're gay.'
Look at the Gaystapo commandant trying to dictate what made Fred Jr. stand at attention. Freddie said he liked to rock fat-bottomed girls. Good old-fashioned lover boys. Maybe even both at the same time. That was his business and nobody else's.
By emphasizing heteronormative images without a balance of same-sex images, the marketing folks are making a statement of what content they feel more comfortable putting forward about this film," he continues. "Judging from this trailer alone, it felt to me like queer erasure.
It's a trailer. What was the guy expecting? Two minutes of gay orgy footage with "Bicycle" playing in the background?
Also, anyone who thinks queerosexuals are getting the eraser is out of his gourd. Hollyweird is gaying characters like man-on-woman is going out of style. Even the evil, racist Trump-loving Roseanne has a miniature fancy lad sashaying around.
Freddie Mercury was a lover of the peen, sure, but he's famous for singing songs. It would only make sense a movie about him would have the song-singing at the forefront. Just saying.