Yes, the whole tone of that speech sounded off, I thought. It oversimplified complex human relationships, ironically in the context of a play about individual complexity. It is probably inaccurate, since it's impossible to know the "inside truth" of other people's relationships. So it's too bad the play had those few off lines.
But, those lines are perhaps five minutes of a ninety minute play which is set in the afterlife/purgatory -- so it's not exactly billed as realism. As a whole, the play is an interesting portrayal of Mercury as an important twentieth century artist/performer. It's a play, a fictional drama -- not a documentary.
In that vein, I wonder if anyone has read the Daniel Nester's small book of prose poems, each one keyed to a Queen song? (It's called God Save My Queen and it's on Soft Skull Press in Brooklyn.) It's of varying quality, but I liked some of it. Or really, I liked the questions it asked about what this band or music in general means to people.
--Emily, obviously wandering through derivative works :)