Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I Want To Break Free

Queen’s 'I Want To Break Free' video (1984) is a parody of ‘Coronation Street’ with all the Queen band members dressed in drag as Corrie characters. It was well received in the UK but banned by MTV in the U.S. and led Queen to decide not to tour the States for the rest of their careers. The video also sees Freddie Mercury recreating Debussy's famous ballet ‘L'Apres-midi d'un faune.’ View video in QuickTime.

In 2005, four of our own Corrie lads recreated the ‘I Want To Break Free’ video. The occasion was ‘Queen Mania,’ a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen's 1975 mock opera hit, voted Britain's favourite single of all time in 2002.



Pictured above are Antony Cotton (our Sean Tully), Michael Le Vell (our Kevin Webster), Bruce Jones (our Les Battersby), and Alan Halsall (our Tyrone Dobbs) re-enacting the Queen video 'I Want To Break Free.' In effect, it's a parody of a parody.



According to The Daily Mirror, after Michael Le Vell appeared in the video, he began to receive stacks of letters from gay men - who assumed he was a bisexual cross-dresser. It seems our Kevin’s become a bit of a gay icon.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our Kevin does look pretty sexy in that short school girl skirt...i mean...Elizabeth Hurley looks good in a short school girl skirt...that's right Elizabeth Hurley!!!

Pamer

Jacqueline said...

Jacqueline passes out at the mere mention of Freddy Mercury.

She always had a 'thing' for him and would greatly enjoy it if her hubby would dress up as him one halloween.

He was a god.

Sorry, forgot this was corrie.

Anonymous said...

I think Freddy might be turning over in his grave at mention of your fantasy. Using his likeness to turn on a woman!!! God no!!! He would much prefer if YOU dressed up as him to entertain hubby. LOL

Pamer

Jacqueline said...

If someone was being turned on, Freddy was all for it.

Anonymous said...

::wink::

Gotcha!

Pamer