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George Michael Bio coming out in June

What do you think about this description:, complete bullshit or close to truth:

George Michael was an extravagantly gifted, openhearted soul singer whose work was both pained and smolderingly erotic. He was a songwriter of true craft and substance, and his music swept the world, starting in the mid-1980s. His fabricated image—that of a hypermacho sex god—loomed large in the pop culture of his day. It also hid—for a time—the secret he fought against revealing: Michael was gay. Soon his obsession with fame would start to backfire. As one of the industry’s most privileged yet tortured men began to self-destruct, the press showed little sympathy. George Michael: A Life explores the compelling story of a superstar whose struggles, as well as his songs, continue to touch fans all over the world.

"hypermacho sex god" is waaaaay too much

by Anonymousreply 139December 2, 2023 3:28 AM

Author is James Gavin - who wrote books on Chet Baker, Peggy Lee and Lena Horne.

by Anonymousreply 1May 22, 2022 2:51 AM

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by Anonymousreply 2May 22, 2022 2:54 AM

He was a sex god but hyper macho is a bit ridiculous, yes

by Anonymousreply 3May 22, 2022 2:55 AM

R2, James Gavin knows or makes up everything.

by Anonymousreply 4May 22, 2022 3:01 AM

Even Ray Charles could see he was a homosexualist.

They had to get a woman who looked like a man for him to get in the mood to film this.

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by Anonymousreply 5May 22, 2022 3:17 AM

George Michael is forgotten. I really can't imagine there would be a market sufficient to publish this book.

by Anonymousreply 6May 22, 2022 3:30 AM

r6 is a dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 7May 22, 2022 3:38 AM

What is this forgotten shit? An artist's worth is not/should not be based on if he's a current figure or "forgotten" by Millennials who weren't born when he was at his peak.

by Anonymousreply 8May 22, 2022 3:15 PM

[quote]hypermacho sex god

Yeah right.

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by Anonymousreply 9May 22, 2022 3:35 PM

R7 he is kind of right. In Europe he is still admired but here in the states most people have moved on since the nineties.

by Anonymousreply 10May 22, 2022 3:38 PM

I love George Michael!!! ❤️

by Anonymousreply 11May 22, 2022 4:16 PM

He was a slutty genius. A truthful biopic about him should be a well made high quality porn with great acting, as to show both his artistic achievements and his cock hungry side. The bio will probabily be vanilla "he was so passionate" bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 12May 22, 2022 4:22 PM

[quote] [R1] What would an American know about a Cockney Greek who was intending to retire to sunny Australia?

As much as he did about a notoriously private Black female entertainer born in the second decade of the 20th century. His research is exhaustive, which will not mean any of it is true.

by Anonymousreply 13May 22, 2022 4:32 PM

[quote] [R7] he is kind of right. In Europe he is still admired but here in the states most people have moved on since the nineties.

This week he was a "Jeopardy" question in the US. They showed his picture and said Adele performed "Fastlove" as a tribute to him. All the contestants stared blankly. Finally, one answered tentatively but accurately.

by Anonymousreply 14May 22, 2022 4:35 PM

[quote]An artist's worth is not/should not be based on if he's a current figure or "forgotten" by Millennials who weren't born when he was at his peak.

Millennials started in 1981

by Anonymousreply 15May 22, 2022 4:54 PM

R12, this is a BOOK biography, not a bio-pic.

by Anonymousreply 16May 22, 2022 5:05 PM

I've read an ARC of the GM bio by Gavin and it's basically a rehash of every sensationalized tabloid article written, plus repeats of deleted twitter posts from errant rent boys, gossip culled directly from these forums - I believe - and quotes from musicians that lend credibility to the fact that GM was struggling with addiction… In total, disappointing. Plus Gavin drops a LOT of his own, very bitchy asides that work to demean George’s artistry – which I don’t believe was ever in dispute. You won't read anything you haven't already read.

by Anonymousreply 17May 27, 2022 3:43 AM

They are including the toilet incident ?

by Anonymousreply 18May 27, 2022 3:45 AM

[quote] George Michael is forgotten

But he still arouses some people.

There are Dataloungers who are still aroused by John Payne, Joel McCrea and Steve Cochran.

by Anonymousreply 19May 27, 2022 3:48 AM

I remember seeing the video for Wake Me Up Before YOu Go go as a child and my gaydar went off.

How he ever hid it subsequently is unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 20May 27, 2022 4:01 AM

[quote]In Europe he is still admired but here in the states most people have moved on since the nineties.

[bold]Not everything in the entire world is pitched to American millennials.[bold]

I know you've been primed by the popular culture to think that, but that just isn't the case.

by Anonymousreply 21May 27, 2022 4:09 AM

R17, James Gavin is always bitchy, but not as witty as, say, Rex Reed. His biographies are all littered with unsubstantiated opinion.

This one is Gavin's first about another gay male. When he writes about a female, he likes it when they act like gay males sexually (Peggy Lee), and scorns them when they don't (Lena Horne). He writes about lesbianism/bisexuality (Horne) like it's a rare disfunction cause by others (he should be a member of the Datalounge).

by Anonymousreply 22May 27, 2022 5:00 PM

R17 Are you really a twink?

by Anonymousreply 23May 27, 2022 5:06 PM

I’m a Gen X American and I have not forgotten him!!

by Anonymousreply 24May 27, 2022 5:57 PM

R24 I am an older millennial and I still remembered when he was still topping the musical chart but I have moved on from listening to his music. Besides I live in the states so much of my memory of him was from the eighties and nineties.

by Anonymousreply 25May 27, 2022 9:15 PM

His legacy is much bigger in the UK than US. Unfortunately in the US his career was essentially over after the early 90s and he's not as relevant here. It's a shame, because he was a great artist.

by Anonymousreply 26May 27, 2022 9:30 PM

This is in theaters June 22nd. I've got my ticket. I know I'll cry like a big Mary!

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by Anonymousreply 27May 27, 2022 10:07 PM

He sure loved cock.

by Anonymousreply 28May 27, 2022 10:25 PM

R27 will that be shown in theaters in the USA?

by Anonymousreply 29May 27, 2022 10:29 PM

R29 yes. I looked it up on Fandango.

by Anonymousreply 30May 28, 2022 1:09 AM

Does anyone still know or care who he is?

by Anonymousreply 31May 28, 2022 1:10 AM

I was a preteen girl in love with George Michael in the 80s. Even I knew he was gay.

by Anonymousreply 32May 28, 2022 1:11 AM


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by Anonymousreply 33May 28, 2022 1:15 AM

R16- r12 knows that. Reread his post. He comments on what a biopic should be and then comments on the bio (the BOOK).

by Anonymousreply 34May 28, 2022 1:16 AM

R12 "genius" is quite a stretch

by Anonymousreply 35May 28, 2022 2:01 AM

R30 you are a real fanatic to find a documentary that most people haven't heard of. Did you type his name into fandago. My goodness you are Cray cray crazy.

by Anonymousreply 36May 28, 2022 2:15 AM

No R36, I received the information at R33 via one of the many email lists I'm subscribed to, then went to Fandango to order tickets.

However, I'm still definitely cray cray most days.

by Anonymousreply 37May 28, 2022 4:04 AM

It really is a shame how he self-destructed. He still sang nicely on Symphonica but you can hear a bit of the decline in his voice.

by Anonymousreply 38May 28, 2022 4:15 AM

James Gavin fucked me a few years back. Big dick.

by Anonymousreply 39May 28, 2022 4:33 AM

Say what you will but I have always like his voice on originals as well as covers.

by Anonymousreply 40June 6, 2022 5:49 AM

I am an American living in the states and he is one of my all time favorites. I could care less about his personal life, etc. I simply am a fan of his music and voice. You know quantity is not always better than quality.

by Anonymousreply 41June 6, 2022 6:00 AM

[quote] who wrote books on Chet Baker, Peggy Lee and Lena Horne.

He's obviously well-qualified to discuss this male gay Brit.

by Anonymousreply 42June 6, 2022 7:17 AM

Well, I rode his big dick all night long, so he’s qualified for that, at least.

by Anonymousreply 43June 7, 2022 4:23 PM

Was George a bottom?

by Anonymousreply 44June 7, 2022 4:27 PM

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by Anonymousreply 45June 12, 2022 4:29 AM

Wonder who will play George in the movie adaptation

by Anonymousreply 46June 12, 2022 5:30 AM

Judging from that photo in the car, Danny Devito

by Anonymousreply 47June 12, 2022 6:31 AM

This new doco can't be very revelatory if it devotes almost 5 minutes to old Cockney slags like these—

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by Anonymousreply 48June 12, 2022 7:02 AM

Does the book address his enthusiasm for fisting?

by Anonymousreply 49June 12, 2022 8:19 AM

Does it make a difference to you either way, R49? Why do you care?

by Anonymousreply 50June 12, 2022 8:47 AM

R50 I need a role model.

by Anonymousreply 51June 12, 2022 9:01 AM

LOL, R51 isn't me (R49) but it's a good response to R50 who is probably a straight frau who still mourns the fact that George never found the right girl. Picture Heather ('Ev) from EastEnders.

by Anonymousreply 52June 12, 2022 9:08 AM

I am neither straight nor a frau, R52.

I’m also not prissy and judgemental.


by Anonymousreply 53June 12, 2022 10:15 AM

[quote]His fabricated image—that of a hypermacho sex god—loomed large in the pop culture of his day.

Did the author never look at these contemporary images? The hair?

by Anonymousreply 54June 12, 2022 1:02 PM

R45's link says author James Gavin paints GM a ‘pathetic, lonely and broken figure’ at the end.

He probably was, but Gavin paints ALL of his subjects - Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, Lena Horne - as pathetic, lonely and broken figures.

by Anonymousreply 55June 12, 2022 1:08 PM

It sounds approximate to the truth.

But I don’t know much about his relationship with fame. All I know is that he wanted to cancel whatever image that was cultivated during Faith. I don’t know what his plans were, if he had any, etc. What I can empathise with is what kind of quandary he was in towards the late 80s, fully realising he was gay, but considered a “straight sex symbol,” and not knowing how to proceed in the public spotlight. He loved what he was doing with his singing, songwriting, etc, but just didn’t know how to reinvent himself whilst retaining public good-will.

I think Elton John had already come out atp, but it was different for him. He had already peaked, etc. George was in his prime.

George probably relied heavily on drugs/sex because he just couldn’t deal with the pressure. Had he been born ten years later, he probably would have had a better go at it. I just can’t bring myself to judge. Anyway, I’ve babbled on enough.

by Anonymousreply 56June 12, 2022 1:12 PM

George Michael was very talented. But fame seemed to go to his head.

by Anonymousreply 57June 12, 2022 1:22 PM

R57 You obviously know absolutely nothing about George Michael to make a dumb ass statement like that.

by Anonymousreply 58June 12, 2022 3:56 PM

I miss him so much, he was such a great talent. I am still listening to his beautiful songs.

by Anonymousreply 59June 12, 2022 3:58 PM

I just want to know how he fell out of a moving vehicle racing down the expressway and how he managed to have a near-fatal bout of pneumonia in his 40s.

by Anonymousreply 60June 12, 2022 4:16 PM

The Faith video played as hyper macho to me when I was a kid, but I was young and naive (and transfixed).

by Anonymousreply 61June 12, 2022 6:01 PM

R60, he was suicidal. He wanted to kill himself.

by Anonymousreply 62June 12, 2022 6:05 PM

R58, I do have inside information. You have no idea what I know.

by Anonymousreply 63June 12, 2022 6:26 PM

George Michael squandered his life.

by Anonymousreply 64June 12, 2022 6:29 PM

Are "Alpha" and her son "with George" interviewed?

Where's that nutcase?

by Anonymousreply 65June 12, 2022 6:31 PM

Celebrity worship is toxic.

by Anonymousreply 66June 12, 2022 6:36 PM

R60 He was trying to kill himself because he was suicidal. The pneumonia was because he had HIV. Of course you already knew both of these things you just didn’t have the balls to say it, instead you try to be naive and coy.

by Anonymousreply 67June 12, 2022 7:44 PM

His final years sound like the gay dream- drugs, escorts, cottaging, binge eating, quarrelling with other queens (Elton), strops, suicide attempts. If he was a woman he would be a datalounge icon.

by Anonymousreply 68June 12, 2022 7:50 PM

DL doesn't deserve him...

by Anonymousreply 69June 12, 2022 8:00 PM

Perhaps that's the downside of completely dedicating yourself to your work, or art. It's been said of some of the greats that they gave 100% of their emotional lives to their art, and liked anonymous sex because it took nothing away from the focus on their art.

But careers fade, artistic talent burns out or evolves into something that doesn't resonate with the public, so what becomes of those who've given their heart and soul to the art? Is there anything left of the person when the art/career is gone? Or do they become like George, a shadow of their former self, wearily trying to fill and empty life with drugs and sleaze?

by Anonymousreply 70June 13, 2022 12:37 AM

We make up so many excuses for addicts.

by Anonymousreply 71June 13, 2022 1:43 AM

In 13 days, it will be what would have been George Michael's 59th Birthday. I know because it will be my 59th birthday, and we were born on the exact same day. I'd been following his career closely ever since I found that fact out. I visited the Men's room in Beverly hills park across from the Beverly Hills Hotel where George was arrested the first week I moved to Los Angeles.

I got really freaked out when he died.

by Anonymousreply 72June 13, 2022 6:38 AM

Everything sounded right except the hyper macho. Should have said hetero sex god

by Anonymousreply 73June 13, 2022 8:15 AM

I read Gavin's book on Peggy Lee and thought it was quite good. I'll read this one when it comes out, and I would hope it's better than the lame bios that are currently on the market. Some are so bad that I don't know how they even got published.. It will probably be a long time before a truly well researched bio comes out on George.

by Anonymousreply 74June 15, 2022 8:28 PM

a couple of unreleased tracks will soon be released!

by Anonymousreply 75June 15, 2022 8:58 PM

R75 I will believe it when I hear it.

by Anonymousreply 76June 16, 2022 12:51 AM

The sordidness and scandal of his life is made for a gossipy book. I feel bad for him - but anyone who chases fame and money and career success over happiness makes that choice. All the horribleness of his childhood is what gave him his drive to succeed - and what got him hooked on drugs.

by Anonymousreply 77June 16, 2022 1:26 AM

James Gavin fucked my hole. Real. Good.

by Anonymousreply 78June 21, 2022 6:19 PM

[quote] He sure loved cock.

That was the biography's original title.

by Anonymousreply 79June 21, 2022 6:25 PM

hypermacho sex god?

Wham! would like to have a word with you

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by Anonymousreply 80June 21, 2022 7:03 PM

[quote] I could care less about his personal life,

If you could, you should.

by Anonymousreply 81June 21, 2022 7:21 PM
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by Anonymousreply 82June 21, 2022 7:22 PM

George was a victim of his own success.

He had his first hit as a teenager, his first number 1 album when he was 20. As a 21 year old he had number ones in the US , UK and around the world, all with songs he had written. He was 24 when he released Faith. He wrote performed on and produced all of his songs with the odd cover version and duet thrown in.

He had it all - the looks, the voice, the songs, the moves. A once in a generation talent.

He struggled with fame, he struggled with his identity, his father was homophobic, the press were vicious. He suffered extreme depression when Anselmo died, and when his mother died and throughout his life. And he suffered badly from addiction which obviously impacted his health.

He was generous to a fault though, and the stories about his generosity and altruism were shared widely when he died. He had really long lasting deeply affection friendships with those he trusted. There was a public squabble with Elton John but Tina Turner will tell you what a messy bitch Elton is.

And yet he had a great sense of humour and could laugh about himself and never took himself too seriously.

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by Anonymousreply 83June 21, 2022 7:31 PM

I’m a millennial but I love George Michael. I remember hearing him as a small child.

by Anonymousreply 84June 21, 2022 7:38 PM

George Michael’s descent into dangerous substances — including ‘date rape’ drug

George Michael’s final years were punctuated by a harrowing descent into illegal substances, especially the so-called “date rape” drug GHB.

After the “Careless Whisper” singer finished his 25 Live Tour in 2008, he “lived in a haze,” according to a new book.

“He slept until mid-afternoon then stayed high on pot for almost every waking moment,” writes James Gavin in the biography “George Michael: A Life,” out June 28. “He sat at his computer playing video games, binge-watched TV, arranged GHB-fueled trysts and took midnight joints to [Hampstead] Heath” — one of the most notable gay cruising areas in Europe.

In September 2008, the Wham! frontman was discovered by police lurking in an underground men’s room in the Heath. After searching Michael, they found marijuana and crack cocaine and arrested him.

Months later, he was arrested yet again after a car accident and police found him “drenched in sweat” with “gaping eyes and dilated pupils.”

It was the singer’s seventh arrest in 12 years. His license was suspended for five years and he was sentenced to four weeks in prison.

“For Michael, GHB seemed heaven-sent,” Gavin writes. “Apart from fueling his sexual compulsiveness, it made a depressed and self-loathing man feel attractive; it brought joy where there was little. GHB gave him confidence on Hampstead Heath and with the most intimidatingly sexy escorts. But it also took him to a frightening new level of self-destruction. GHB is more addictive than meth, and riskier in all varieties.”

The drug also fueled Michael’s on-and-off nine-year relationship with British adult-film actor and escort Paul Stag.

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by Anonymousreply 85June 21, 2022 7:44 PM

“Michael paid him both for sex and for procuring his new drug of choice, GHB,” Gavin writes. “In text messages, they called it ‘champagne.'”

Stag would deliver the drug in travel-size shampoo bottles and Michael would mix it into a glass of Coca-Cola.

“All of a sudden,” Stag recalls in the book, “Michael would announce, ‘I’m ready now. Let’s go and have sex.'”

“‘George was mad on G,’ Stag told the Sun years later,” the book notes. “‘He was incredibly sexually active, and in his mind drugs equaled sex and sex equaled drugs.'”

In February 2006, the singer was found slumped in his Mercedes — which was stalled diagonally across a traffic lane less than two miles from his Regent’s Park home. When police banged on the window, Michael opened the door, “semi-conscious and mumbling.”

A search revealed marijuana and GHB in his possession. A source told the Daily Mirror that officers also discovered sex toys including “a studded black leather fetish mask with headlight eyes and a zipper mouth.”

By 2014, the “I Want Your Sex” singer was plagued by panic attacks and bloated from overeating. On May 30, an unidentified person found him unconscious in his bathtub in Highgate. It was a GHB overdose — and not his first.

Friends begged the performer to enter rehab; “ultimately a psychiatrist talked him into it,” according to the book. The place selected was the Kusnacht Practice, in Zurich, Gavin writes, “which was the addict’s equivalent of a five-star continental resort … costing $130,000 upward per week.”

Michael ended up staying in Switzerland for the better part of a year, a detour that cost him an “estimated 1.5 million pounds.”

He returned home in mid-2016 and “old habits returned.”

GHB made him crave fatty food and the resultant weight gain caused liver disease. Michael was found dead at age 53 on Christmas Day 2016 at his home northwest of London. The cause was heart disease — dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis — and a fatty liver.

by Anonymousreply 86June 21, 2022 7:45 PM

God, what a mess.

by Anonymousreply 87June 21, 2022 7:47 PM

I hope this book explains why he did nothing whatsoever in his will for Fadi Fawaz, who squatted in Michael's London mansion after his death and devastated it from the inside, and then became a homeless person when he was turned out. It's clear Fawaz has serious mental illness problems, but I never understood why after living with him for years Michael should have left him absolutely nothing.

I always think of the final words of King Charles II to his son regarding his lover Nell Gwynn: "For God's sake, let not poor Nelly starve." (James II did indeed pay her debts and gave her a hefty pension for life , though she died only three years after Charles did.)

by Anonymousreply 88June 21, 2022 7:55 PM

R78, James Gavin is a very femy queen. Combined with his Catholicism would make him a definite bottom.

by Anonymousreply 89June 21, 2022 8:03 PM

Nope. Big dick & he fucked me all afternoon.

by Anonymousreply 90June 21, 2022 8:39 PM

[quote]I hope this book explains why he did nothing whatsoever in his will for Fadi Fawaz,

I often wonder if it’s one of two things:

Some people don’t like to discuss death and updating their will reminds them of that. And/or whether it was something as simple as “yeah, yeah, I keep forgetting to make that appointment with the lawyer. I will.” After all, he was only in his early fifties. For most of us, we’re not thinking it’s imperative we update our will quickly.

Or, I could be wrong and he purposefully didn’t include him for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 91June 21, 2022 8:47 PM

Fuck the bio, I'm staying with the music.

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by Anonymousreply 92June 21, 2022 8:57 PM

maybe George already gave him a lot of money and he squandered it.

by Anonymousreply 93June 21, 2022 9:25 PM

R92 in denial. He or she refuses to believe he was a mess.

by Anonymousreply 94June 21, 2022 10:04 PM

Lots of people do GHB it’s not a big deal.

by Anonymousreply 95June 21, 2022 11:22 PM

R95 is Stephen Port

by Anonymousreply 96June 21, 2022 11:24 PM

Fadi didn't even attempt to save him, instead he waited an hour before calling an ambulance. Maybe he didn't leave him anything in his will because Fadi is a murderous whore.

by Anonymousreply 97June 22, 2022 2:35 AM

Now we know what it takes to deal with “ most intimidatingly sexy escorts”.

by Anonymousreply 98June 22, 2022 2:39 AM

Book reveals George Michael’s guilt over snubbing Prince William at Christmas

George Michael always felt guilty over the way he treated a young Prince William at Christmas.

Princess Diana had invited the “Careless Whisper” singer to an intimate bash at Buckingham Palace in 1990. That’s when the older of her two sons came up to Michael and requested he play a song with Elton John.

“The prince, then 8, approached him, [and asked] ‘Would you sing a song and Uncle Elton play the piano?'” author James Gavin writes in the biography “George Michael: A Life,” out Tuesday.

But Michael — who only knew Diana and John at the party — declined.

“[William’s] little Christmas smile disappeared,” Michael later recalled. “I can’t believe I said no to the future king of England but I really was too embarrassed to sing in front of strangers.”

He admitted to Piers Morgan the rejection was “excruciating” and a “very awful thing to have to do” to the young prince.

Years later, perhaps in an attempt to make amends, the Wham! alum recorded a version of Stevie Wonder’s “You and I” for William’s nuptials to Kate Middleton. The couple tied the knot on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London.

The song was available to download from Michael’s website, but the singer asked that listeners donate to the couple’s Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund. William and Kate had asked guests and the public to give to a variety of chosen charities instead of sending them wedding gifts.

Michael did not attend the wedding, saying the couple should be “surrounded by people they love, not dodgy ex-con pop stars.”

Despite Diana’s invitation to the Christmas bash, the “Faith” singer had a complicated relationship with the Princess of Wales.

During his trial against Sony Music in 1994, “he received matchless consolation in the form of calls and occasional meals with the Princess of Wales … She and Michael were close in age and had become famous at approximately the same time,” Gavin writes. “Michael called her ‘my darling’ and even gave her a gold watch.”

Still, he kept Diana at a distance and rarely called her, as he “didn’t want it to seem as though he were badgering one of the most pursued women alive.” Michael, who was gay, also believed that the princess harbored a crush on him.

The singer died on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53, from heart failure and a fatty liver brought on, in part, by drug use. Princess Diana was killed in a car accident on Aug. 31, 1997, at age 36.

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by Anonymousreply 99June 22, 2022 7:37 PM

Prince Charles clearly wasn't home the evening that Christmas party took place. Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 100June 22, 2022 9:36 PM

More about Gavin’s cock? Cut? Uncut? He’s a furry fucker

by Anonymousreply 101July 9, 2022 2:24 AM

What I find interesting was GM told us a lot about his life while alive. After getting outed. He didn't seem to hold back with opening up about a lot. He didn't hide he smoked weed and always hunting for dick. He made fun of himself. Unlike other celebrities who do the PR game and create fake personas with their true personalities only becoming known after death. I think GM told us a lot that nothing really would be shocking in a newly released bio.

by Anonymousreply 102July 9, 2022 2:28 AM

R101 = James Gavin

by Anonymousreply 103July 9, 2022 1:47 PM


cut & big

by Anonymousreply 104July 9, 2022 7:22 PM

I just got back from Barnes & Noble where I purchased a copy. It was hard to find and I either got the last one or the only one. I'm looking forward to reading it but it is 500 pages long in very small font so it will take some time to get through.

by Anonymousreply 105July 9, 2022 7:56 PM

R105. What are your thoughts about the book?

by Anonymousreply 106July 23, 2022 4:46 AM

I love George Michael and I'm looking forward to reading this. That said, I agree with the excerpt, except for hypermasculine and hiding his gayness. I think everybody knew he was gay but he struggled with guilt because his father was more a hypermasculine and traditional Greek man who wanted a straight son. I empathize with that struggle.

Wham was fun but as a solo artist his talents were much more visible. He was soulful and his pain was evident in his work. He lost the love of his life and never recovered.

In the end, he was fucked up. Drugs and meaningless sex distracted him but he became too reckless. He died far too young and devolved into somebody I don't think he liked. It's a shame.

by Anonymousreply 107July 23, 2022 5:38 AM

He was a closeted, whiny, privileged, rich pop star who did a disservice to the gay community until his bitter end. A true coward.

by Anonymousreply 108July 23, 2022 6:11 AM

One of the saddest thing is that his sister Melanie died 3 years after him on December 25, 2019, three years after Georges. Their mom passed away on December 24.

I think someone has to keep an eye on their father at Christmas...

by Anonymousreply 109July 23, 2022 6:27 AM

I just got back from Barnes & Noble in White Plains...DIDN'T SEE IT.

by Anonymousreply 110July 23, 2022 5:17 PM

^ You have to look in the far back of the store where they sell vinyl records and such. Mine only had one copy (or the last copy).

by Anonymousreply 111July 23, 2022 6:48 PM

I did, R111. Not there.

by Anonymousreply 112July 23, 2022 7:26 PM

I guess B&N wants us to resort to Amazon for our new releases.

by Anonymousreply 113July 23, 2022 7:34 PM

R92 I'm going with both. The music will always come first but when I can get the bio through the library I want to read it. I have read excerpts on google books. It makes me think way too many pages are about the one insipid song George wrote which was "I Want Your Sex." God I hate that song. I don't even call it that because there is no melody to it. I don't even consider it a dance tune. It doesn't offend me with the lyrics. I just think it's a nothing bit that George got the public all worked up over.

I did my own work on George a few years back. So far, it looks like Gavin has come up with the same things I did working off the sub-par bios that I had to deal with back then. There is no other way to interpret the level of massive self destruction George displayed other than at the deepest level he just wanted to die. I agree with Gavin's statements that George was filled with self loathing. It's also true that he simply could not get over the death of Anselmo and his mother.

The other thing is his level of promiscuity was so bad that it's as though he weaponized that behavior to use against himself. A grown man who was still fixated on sex in dirty toilets is pretty sad indeed. It sounds like he needed drugs to keep on having that type of sex. He must have wanted to destroy his voice too, or otherwise he wouldn't have smoked so many cigarettes plus joints. It's a shame all the way around.

by Anonymousreply 114July 28, 2022 4:28 PM

George was so messed up we really only have a fraction of his talent left behind.

by Anonymousreply 115July 28, 2022 11:49 PM

George Michael would be a footnote in music and queer history eventually...except for this and other book biographies.

by Anonymousreply 116July 29, 2022 12:23 AM

I really liked his later work like "Symphonica." George had a real gift for singing other people's songs and not just his own.

by Anonymousreply 117July 29, 2022 1:24 AM

I just finished the book. How completely depressing. It was the same with George as all the other trainwrecks. Once these people reach megastardom they just expell anyone from their life who dares to speak the truth. The shame with George is he had real talent. What a waste of life.

by Anonymousreply 118August 18, 2022 2:08 AM

Not a complete waste, r118. He accomplished more than any of us would ever dream of.

by Anonymousreply 119August 18, 2022 2:10 AM

If Geirge is so forgotten,then why do most of his songs on youtube have 10s of millions of views ?A few over 100 million. More and more when Im out and about in stores and restaurants I hear young people singing along to music from the 80s and 90s .They do know "our" music and they seem to like it. George will never die in the hearts of countless people who loved him in the day,and I firmly believe he will be discovered again by other generations. Honey,not one person who ever saw his videos ever thought for a split second he was straight. Even that bitch Boy George outed him way back when.

by Anonymousreply 120August 18, 2022 2:26 AM

R120 no said he will be completely forgotten. He is not on the same level as Michael Jackson and even prince when it comes to relevance and influence since those icons were his contemporary.

by Anonymousreply 121August 18, 2022 12:10 PM

R114 reads like a right rancid cuntfrau. The gay hating maiden aunt sex phobia and marijuana loathing are awfully familiar to anybody familiar with the flood of dark brown feces that is D@@vida.

by Anonymousreply 122August 18, 2022 12:41 PM

Was this book necessary?

by Anonymousreply 123August 18, 2022 7:04 PM

I think the book was necessary. You need the bad with the good if you want to figure someone out.

by Anonymousreply 124August 19, 2022 4:38 AM

I hadn't known George was such a brat. He would change plans, show up late, etc. That behavior showed no respect for other people's work and time. George was called out on it once then was outraged someone dared to speak to him in such a way. Nothing less than being number one worldwide would satisfy him. Imagine hating yourself that much only to discover that nothing could fix himself on the inside.

by Anonymousreply 125August 19, 2022 2:41 PM

He was a spoiled jerk.

by Anonymousreply 126August 19, 2022 10:42 PM

R124, 95% of the public did not want to figure George Michael out.

by Anonymousreply 127August 20, 2022 3:08 AM

R127 That leaves 5% who do want to figure him out.

by Anonymousreply 128August 20, 2022 2:46 PM

R128 5 percent? Probably more like 0.0005%.

by Anonymousreply 129August 20, 2022 2:51 PM

But what about MEEEEEE?

by Anonymousreply 130August 20, 2022 4:55 PM

R128 Whatever percentage it is the book is available for anyone who wants to read it.

by Anonymousreply 131August 20, 2022 9:53 PM

R3, yeah, he wasn't hyper macho. Did this author miss the Wham days?

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by Anonymousreply 132August 20, 2022 10:00 PM

I always thought "Like a Baby" was George's best from the WHAM era.

by Anonymousreply 133August 20, 2022 10:29 PM

The book says George kept a makeshift shrine with photos of Anselmo and his mum. No one doubted he was ready to move on.

by Anonymousreply 134August 24, 2022 1:45 AM

That was when he was found at the pool with hypothermia.

by Anonymousreply 135August 24, 2022 1:54 AM

Don't forget the time he fell out of the Range Rover and people saw him laying on the expressway.

by Anonymousreply 136August 24, 2022 2:01 AM

I meant that the pics of anselmo and his mother described as a shrine where with him at the pool where he tried to kill himself.

by Anonymousreply 137August 24, 2022 4:43 AM

James Gavin fucked my (now) husband with his big dick.

by Anonymousreply 138August 25, 2022 2:15 PM

Say what you will about his private life, his sexual appetite and his drug use, etc. Personally for me it is all about the man’s voice, the songs he wrote and produced and the way he owned every song he covered. Even after all these years there are very few artists that have been able to be a household name in his/her teens and be even more successful as a solo artist in their adult years. Justin Timberlake is another artist that comes to mind.

by Anonymousreply 139December 2, 2023 3:28 AM
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