|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
|Sweet sassy molassy
|Because it made him feel pretty, oh so pretty.
|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.
|Most of the ppl he was hanging around with at the time had them, so im going with b ;)
|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.
|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
|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.
|I don't think that the moustache made Freddie look more gay... I really liked his macho look the most outta all his looks.
|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...
|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.
|It was the gay look back in the early 80's to have a moustache so I think that's why.
|It's not a very tidy moustache, is it now? Beh. I'd've rathered a full beard like ZZ Top.
|Hell, he probably wanted to. That's probably why he grew it. And that's also probably why he got a hair cut.
|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.
My two cents....
|Monte: Liquorice Years
|teeth would be my guess
|And moustaches usually are associated with a leader/head of something.
Except in the American Civil War where everyone had a beard/moustache.
|He grew the moustache because someone bought him a shirt with these words on it:
Moustache Rides 5 Cents
|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.
|Holy Shit he prbably grew a moustache because he wanted too not for some stupid reason. God people grow facial hair all the time.
It's just a question designed to make people think. If you seriously have a problem (which I assume you have one by your "holy Shit") with this topic - DON'T read it or DON'T reply. From time to time we LIKE to ask really odd questions!
I don't think he grew it to be more gay (how is sexuality measured???) or appear as obvious, but I know that that was a trend in the US (as someone mentioned earlier) and if you look at the pics in Phoebe's book, almost ALL of Freddie's friends had the same look. And he never denied being gay. Take a look at the interview he did with the Brazilian lady asking "Is I Want To Break Free in dedicated to the gay world?" And he said "No. Not at all - it's not my song anyway, John wrote it. And he's a happily married man with about four children." He just happened to fall in with the gay trends and he figured the world knew anyway. He wouldn't just scream it out from the rooftops, but he never lied when asked directly.
|Freddie grew the moustache because all his gay friends had them, also that was the style for gay men at that time. I don't think it had anything to do with hiding his teeth, if anything the moustache made his teeth look bigger.
|I think he grew the mustache because it was the gay thing to do but then agian i'm a newbie so what do i know...........
|I grew a pot belly because it was the heterosexual thing to do.
|First i must say this, "I Loved" this man with all of my "heart".Their is not one day that goes by,without me listening to "Live @ Wimbley", it just gets me going,everyday.
Now as for as "Freddies" moustache",He was just being his self.His jesters was just as natural as could be.When he put his hand up to his mouth, it didn't mean that he was trying to hide anything,teeth or lips.He was just being his self.
"Freddie" was a damn good looking "man"!When i looked & listened to "Freddie",i wasn't looking for flaws, i was looking @ a man that "Rocked" this world, with his gifted voice!
To me he hid nothing.He just went out & gave his all, to his fans,so why talk about his teeth or lips. I will say this to all that thinks "Freddie" had bad teeth or lips."God" has made him perfect, in every way!
He is singing with the "Angels" above, & i know that he is smiling greater than he ever has before.Please say only nice things about "Freddie", he sang his "Heart" out to every one in the whole wide world."God" Blessed "Freddie" in every way human possible,especially, with a voice that only "Freddie Mercury" was meant to use.No other singer can ever match "Freddies" voice,it was only one of a kind!
This is for "Mary" "Freddies Love".Mary, my "Heart" goes out to you.I have looked @ the picture gallery of "Freddie",& every picture with you & him together was so beautiful,both of you smiling so sweet, you both were truly meant to be "together" friends or whatever the case may have been.I just know that you both made each other laugh & smile, like their was no tommrow."God" "Bless' you "Mary", for you will see "Freddie" again one day, & so will all of his fans.
I would have loved to see him sing in person, but i never had the chance.I know that you have "hundreds" of wonderful memories with "Freddie" & i know that they are close to your "Heart"."
"God" "Bless" you "Mary" & i will see you in "Heaven" one day & "Freddie" to. All my "Love" to you, Linda** P.S.If you ever need a friend, just email me, i will be here for you."God"Bless" you "Mary" & "Freddies"family"forever".*
Surely it was so he could continue to smuggle cocaine in and out of countires, he could fit a 20kg bad under that thing.