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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your opinions. Freddie grew the moustache because:

a) he wanted to hide his huge upper teeth and lip

b) he wanted to look more gay


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because it made him feel pretty, oh so pretty.


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well i think many people think that its because of the gay thing , but i think it was more that he wanted to hide the teeth.

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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most of the ppl he was hanging around with at the time had them, so im going with b ;)


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also think that the main purpose was to hide his teeth. I guess you have noticed how he often covered his mouth when he laught.


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah i suppose u could say it was pretty useful for that to, maybe it was a mixture of a and b :) according to the Freddies Loves documentary it said most ppl he hung around/dated had tashes so thats where i got that reference from


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a picture in Peter Freestone's book of Freddie and a group of his friends, and I think every single one of them had a moustache, so I guess he was just following the trend.


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think that the moustache made Freddie look more gay... I really liked his macho look the most outta all his looks.


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

me too i think that it's because every gay had a moustache. Indeed, if you watch photos in the book by freestone, they all look like each other and that's horrific. We can barely know who is who as they all look like each other...

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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 20:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was a fashion thing in the gay scene back in the 80's. I mean, look at some pics of him with friends. They all looked the same!! They all looked like Freddie!
AND it had the advantage that it covered his teeth which was also a good thing but he shaved it off in '87 and I don't think he'd have done it if he was sooo ashamed of his teeth. He could as well have had them fixed but didn't so I don't believe that his teeth were the main reason for his moustache.


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was the gay look back in the early 80's to have a moustache so I think that's why.


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 22:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not a very tidy moustache, is it now? Beh. I'd've rathered a full beard like ZZ Top.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 04:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hell, he probably wanted to. That's probably why he grew it. And that's also probably why he got a hair cut.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 05:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The moustache thing happens to be the trend in the early 80's in the USA.
It is also referred as the "Clone look"; Big Macho type, slick black cropped hair, big moustache, vest, jeans, sometimes a packet of Marlboro's on the Sleeve and white Sneakers.
The Clone look was a gay trend at the time in the USA. It was originated in San Francisco in an area called The Castro District, one of the biggest gay community in San Francisco. Gays recognized themselves at that time by those clothing codes.
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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

teeth would be my guess


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And moustaches usually are associated with a leader/head of something.

Except in the American Civil War where everyone had a beard/moustache.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He grew the moustache because someone bought him a shirt with these words on it:


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 22:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think the moustache was Freddie's "new look". i dont neccesarily think he was trying to look more gay, and i dont think he was really trying to cover his teeth, however i think he said something about it, something along the lines of he liked his moustache, and it did also cover up his teeth, but i dunno. if andy of you have seen the video for tie your mother down, i personally love how he looks in that one, and also in the video for dont stop me now and crazy little thing called love. i think he could really just look wonderful in anything though.

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 23:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holy Shit he prbably grew a moustache because he wanted too not for some stupid reason. God people grow facial hair all the time.


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