Well, it’s about time.
The trailer for singer George Michael’s long-awaited documentary biopic, Freedom Uncut has finally arrived, bringing with it the story of his career, and the scandal that almost cost him everything.
George Michael first burst onto the music scene as half of the singing duo Wham! in the 1980s. Their songs “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Freedom,” among others, became international hits and remain radio staples to this day. In 1987, he went solo, finding success with the tunes “Faith” and “I Want Your Sex.” By the 1990s, he’d become one of the most successful recording artists of his day. That all threatened to evaporate in 1998 when police arrested him in a Beverly Hills public bathroom for engaging in a “lewd act” with an undercover officer. The scandal marred Micheal’s pop star image, and outed him as gay.
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Michael addressed the scandal in the video for the song “Outside,” which featured him dancing in a glitzed-out public restroom, making fun of his arrest. His career rebounded thereafter, though he still faced issues with substance abuse. He died suddenly in the early morning hours of Christmas 2016 from an undiagnosed heart condition. His boyfriend of four years, Fadi Fawaz, discovered him dead in their home.
Now George Michael’s music and legacy resurrect him on the big screen. The singer had overseen work on the documentary alongside director David Austin prior to his death in 2016. Billed as Michael’s “final work,” the film will retrace his life and career discussing the impact of his music. Sony will release the film June 22 in honor of his 59th birthday.
Have a look. We guess it will be nice.
Long live. Long Live. Long live. An African chant to greatness. Greatness that will live forever. George Michael deserve the chant.
guessing this is the latest version of the 2017 documentary of the same name (that also had a 2018 director’s cut released).
he really could sing, notably his soulful ballads.
I’m still waiting for his much deserved and overdue admittance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Why he hasn’t been inducted yet is a damn biased shame!!
“We guess it will be nice.” ??????? That’s how you chose to cap off this article? Lame queerty.
Clearly it’s a play on words of the lyrics to Faith
I saw him at the orange bowl in 1988 on the faith tour you talk about a hell of a show he literally caused a riot in those tight ass jeans and jacket. He was another one of those artists like freddie mercury who needed no machines, no enhancements his voice alone was majic. Long live George Michael
He still remains one of my favorite singing artists of all time. His looks his voice his sweetness will live on forever.
He was a great singer I liked his later songs. In the 70s and before we (Gays) didn’t have anyone to look up too until he came along, forget about bathroom problem. In 70s and before Gays show as pervert & killer’s.
Georgis Michaelopolous aka George Michael. His mother was English and father Greek but he didn’t look Greek. Ironically he was born June 29th 1961, 8 years to the day the Stonewall riots exploded, Fancy that. Hard to believe he’s been gone 5 years. RIP.