small and frequently irritable.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"I don't have time to be their cautionary tale."
Freddie says this to his bandmates when he reveals his diagnosis with HIV. It’s an ironic scene, really, given it takes place entirely because this film turned him into one.
Freddie’s contraction of HIV and eventual death are framed within the film as a tragic inevitability, of which he and his manipulator are to blame. It's his punishment; for his ego, for pushing his band members away. Pushing them away, that…