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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 01:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My friend found this artical about Freddie. One paragraph stated this:
Sky, pages 64-65:
Despite Mercury's homosexual promiscuity--which Munich was the perfect place to indulge--a number of his friends believe that he found his gay life ultimately dissatisfying. Mack [music producer Reinhold Mack] himself believed that the singer planned eventually to give it up and even get married and start a family. It was not an impossible dream--after all, Mercury had lived with Mary Austin for seven years and at one point the two were contemplating marriage. Mack believes that Mercury would have loved a family of his own--a desire that had its roots in his childhood, when he was often away from his parents for long stretches at a time. Speaking to me from his Munich flat, Mack said, "Freddie told me a number of times, 'Perhas I'll give up the whole gay thing one of these days.' I don't think that was strange at all. He more or less decided when he was twenty-four or twenty-five that he was gay, and before that he was considered as straight. With him nothing was impossible. I do think he could have given up being gay, because he loved women. I saw what he was like in their presence and he wasn't the kind of gay man who didn't like them in his life. He was the opposite."
Queen's former record producer [Mack] realized how much Mercury thought about having a family whenever Mercury made one of his frequent visits to see him and his wife and children at their Munich home: "Freddie's biggest thing was to have a family and a normal life. I had a problem about five years ago when I got badly screwed by an accountant and had to pay lots of back taxes. I was discussing my problem with Freddie one day and said I couldn't deal with it all. He told me: '[Expletive], it's only money! Why worry about something like that? You've got it made, you've got everything you need--a wonderful family and children. You have everything I can never have.' That's when I became aware that when he was at our house he was watching everything and taking it all in and seeing what a family life was like and how it could have made him happy. My own family is a very close one.

"I believe Freddie would have liked a family very, very much. He was very sentimental in many ways. His close relationship with mary carried on until the end, maybe because he felt guilty at never marrying her, and everybody who was close to him was treated as part of a family to some extent."

Freddie wanting to settle down and have kids!?! I don't think so, but what do I know?....


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http://www.adherents.com/people/pm/Freddie_Mercury.html


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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 01:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read something like this too...


It had to have been tough being a gay man...and he probably saw the other members of Queen going off and getting married and having kids, starting a family etc....so that must have been tough on him too, plus the abandoment issues that he had....so yeah, thats probably true...but I'll tell you one thing...I'm a bisexual female, and I will tell you, those feelings WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU,(sexual feelings towards the same sex) no matter how old you get....so I guess it was just him fighting agaisnt his desires!


If anything, he should have adopted children, thats what I want to do if I'm unable to have them naturally, cause there are many unwanted children all over the world.


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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 03:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have watched video footage of Rheinhold Mack saying these things about Freddie.

Freddie was very fond of Mack's young children...and was very affectionate toward them when he visited Mack's home.

How valid is Mack's opinion? It is anyone's guess....It is possible Mack preferred to look away from Freddie's sexual escapades. Perhaps these ideas about Freddie are as much wishful thinking as reality.

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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe the idea of family life did appeal to him, that's why he treated everyone in his circle like family. He was 'mother' - he referred to himself as such in the "Freddie's Loves" video.

Doesn't mean he'd marry and create his own family, just means he saw something in family life that he admired. I don't think there's much mystery there.

And yeah, so he loved women. He also loved men. He's been quoted as saying he didn't think he'd make a good father, yet people around him seemed to feel he was good with kids.

I'd say all this speculation comes about because Freddie didn't know what he wanted for himself.

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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Quonkers wrote:

I know he loved kids, from what I've read. But I don't think he wanted any of his own. I liked the bit in the documentary on disc two of the Wembley DVD with Freddie and the baby. I thought that was very sweet.


Yeah same. I think he would of been a great dad, but i dont think that is what he wanted. Hes great with kids though. :D

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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can you see Freddie changing diapers, or getting up in the middle of the night to clean up vomit off bedsheets? Come on!

I don't doubt Freddie made these comments to Mack, but it was probably more indicative of his dissatisfaction with the instability of his personal life that led him to crave the white picket fence and rugrats a bit.


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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think freddie himself thought that he would make a terrible father, but other people thought differently, thats why this is so confusing!


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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forget the original topic - I want to know more about this bisexual poster up here! ;)


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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 21:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hadrian wrote:

Forget the original topic - I want to know more about this bisexual poster up here! ;)


No shit.... photos please!


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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 21:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scott_Mercury wrote:

Hadrian wrote:

Forget the original topic - I want to know more about this bisexual poster up here! ;)


No shit.... photos please!



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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hadrian wrote:

Forget the original topic - I want to know more about this bisexual poster up here! ;)


Ha ha....I was thinking the same thing. I guess I'm just not ballsy enough to say it.