Freddie Mercury’s Queen replacement Adam Lambert discussed the film Velvet Goldmine in a new Forbes interview, which features a gay relationship between two characters. Lambert believes one of the main characters is inspired by David Bowie. Sounds like a great film to watch for Pride Month! Lambert said he saw the film a few years after Freddie Mercury’s death.
“I saw that movie. it came out in 1998 and I saw the movie when I was in my mid-20s. I remember sitting there watching it and after it was over, I thought, “That, to me, in one film encapsulates everything I love about rock and roll.” Just the idea of it, the expression of it, the drama of it, the romance. It’s like a love letter to glam and that era. And I knew that I was really drawn to that era of music and that movie just sort of cemented it for me. To this day it’s one of my favorite movies. I f**king love it.
It’s one of the few movies that I have watched repeatedly. And I’m not one to watch a movie more than once actually. I love the actors in it. The cast is nuts. Toni Collette, Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Eddie Izzard and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. They’re all absolutely brilliant in it. I think the other thing that spoke to me there’s sort of a love triangle in the middle and I think it’s between the two male characters, they sort of end up together.
It’s clear the movie is sort of based on David Bowie and Iggy Pop, even though it uses different names. And I found it very clever the way they even wrote original music for the film in the style of David Bowie. It’s a very interesting piece of art.”
Brian May recently wrote on Instagram, “STRONOMY – Special Moon Landing Edition ! As we draw closer to 20th July, we’re becoming more and more conscious of those brave and brilliant men, Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, who put Humanity’s foot for the first time on another world – amazingly – 50 years ago. @eicher.david – supervising editor of ASTRONOMY Magazine – has made sure everything you need to celebrate is here ! Bri.”