The Release of George Michael’s Autobiographical Documentary Is Being Postponed
Shortly before he died, gay pop artist George Michael produced an autobiographical documentary. His friend and professional songwriter David Austin directed it, and the film had additional contributions from his musical peers Sir Elton John and Stevie Wonder. But while it sounds great, we won’t get to see it anytime soon, thanks to the British public-service TV station Channel 4.
Channel 4 had originally planned on airing the documentary, entitled Freedom: George Michael, later this month; the documentary reportedly explores the stories behind Michael’s 1990 album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. But because the film reportedly refers to Michael in the present tense and makes no mention of his death, Channel 4 has decided to update the doc and release it later this year.
The film reportedly features appearances by musicians Mary J. Blige, Liam Gallagher and Tony Bennett and will reunite the supermodels from his famous “Freedom ’90!” video for the first time in 26 years, including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford. You can watch the “Freedom ’90!” video below:
Michael passed away on Dec. 25, 2016, but he continues to receive tributes to this day. In fact, designer Stella McCartney recently ended her show at Paris Fashion Week with a choreographed performance to the pop star’s 1987 hit song “Faith.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly called Channel 4 a part of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).