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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 00:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1975.
Golden year for Queen.
And yes....the year of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Do you (in your opinion) think that Freddie would have enjoyed that?
Or did he see it?
And enjoy it?
Cause good god....
it only seems like something he would absolutely love, don't you think? Especially Tim Curry as the most fantastic transvestite I've ever seen, heh.

so what are your thoughts people?
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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 03:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kind of wierd because i thought Tim Curry and Freddie would have got along really well because of his character in Rocky Horror and recently i read a book about Freddie and it mentioned Tim twice. It didn't exactly say that they were friends but he went to at least one of his birthday parties.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was offered the part for the stage show numerous times. A friend of mine asked richard obrien who personally offered the part of frank 'n' furter to him at least three times.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This would have been the perfect part for Freddie...I mean a bisexual transvestite...need I say more!!


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, Tim Curry in RHPS reminds me a lot of 70s Freddie. It was the first thing I thought when I saw it.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As good a singer as Freddie is, I can't imagine him singing something like "I'm Going Home" or "Sweet Transvestite" Leave it to Tim Curry.

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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can sorta see "I'm Going Home," but definitley not "Sweet Transvestite."


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 00:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol ... FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg my two favourite... things.. clashed together!!!
Freddie singing "Going Home" or "Super heroes" would just be awesome! It would have been fantastic if they'd done the music for this movie...


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I could always see Freddie as Frank...and I've always liked Brians take on "Whatever happened to Saturday Night" - He'd need to put on some lbs though!



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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes. Leave Sweet Transvestite to Tim Curry and leave Bohemian Rhapsody to Paul McCartney. Freddie can have Maxwell's Silver Hammer.

Sorted that out, eh?


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tim Curry did meet Freddie in 1976 in London there are pictures of Peter Straker, Tim Curry and Freddie that were taken and placed into a book.

Freddie was seeing David Minns at the time.

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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Totally unrelated...but I saw RHPS for the first time last year and not realising who Tim Curry was I was shocked to discover he was the nasty man in the hotel in Home Alone 2 - those movies were such a staple of my childhood! I liked Rocky Horror better, needless to say.


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL i love Home Alone 2!!!!!!!
hehehehe
Tim is funny!!! Although I'll always know him as Frank....
I quite liked him in Charlie's Angels.. the first one.. even if he did die.
oh well lol


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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to play Frank N Furter at Rocky years ago at the movie theater :)

Then the videotape came out and it was canceled :(

But anyway, yeah the way Frank is so cocky in his leather is so Freddie Mercury :) We should have worked some Freddie lines in there somewhere....


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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm Eddie in my unofficial cast of school friends. I hope to soon see it in the theatre!

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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my friends and i did role play for this movie.. i scored Riff Raff...
I just love his limp dick banana hair do at the end of the movie... but i can't make my hair do that...
and scince I'm a girl didnt really play it that well but it was fun


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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In our city centre there's this great Riff-Raff statue of him in his last costume in the movie - with a ray gun, limp banana hairdo and everything. It's quite a talking point!


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Posted: 20 Feb 05, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think Freddie would have been into
being in the RHPS . He was too busy making
records , and touring . Keep in mind big
rock acts put out a record a year back in
the 70's . Now it's more like every 3 to 5
years . For example U2 , Rolling Stones,
Van Halen etc. .


chico