George Michael talks about his first great love in new clip from Freedom Uncut

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16 Jun 2022, 13:09

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Upcoming documentary George Michael Freedom Uncut marks the iconic artist’s final project before his tragic death in 2016. In the autobiographical feature, he narrates an insight into his public music career, and his private personal life that cameras never truly saw.

The film is set to land in cinemas next week, and today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organisation, along with Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing, have presented a new clip from the documentary. In the scene, George explains how first chanced upon Anselmo Feleppa, the first love of his life.

The film later explores how the legendary singer navigates both the heartbreak of Anselmo’s early tragic passing and the devastating loss of his mother.

“Anselmo was the first time I think I really loved someone selflessly,” he says of Anselmo in the clip.

Anthony Allen Ramos, Vice President of Communications & Talent of GLAAD, said, “Pride Month is a perfect opportunity to remember the trailblazing legacy of George Michael within the music industry and beyond. The release of George Michael Freedom Uncut will help audiences learn so much about the performer’s extraordinary life. It is truly special to see the film's never-before-seen footage and personal stories about his touching love story with Anselmo Feleppa, who unfortunately left us far too early."

Watch the scene here: 

The film delves into the turbulent period after Faith, leading up to, during and after the making of Michael’s classic Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1 album in 1990. It features Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden, and Tony Bennett. Also appearing are the supermodels from the Freedom 90 video, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Tatjana Patitz.

As well as sharing a scene from the film, has also posted an in-depth interview with co-director and producer of the film, George Michael’s songwriting partner and long-time collaborator, David Austin. 

Austin said: “We are very proud to Partner with GLAAD - George was proud of his sexuality and campaigned throughout his life for everyone to have the freedom to be who they wanted to be and love who they wanted to love.”

You can read the interview at

George Michael Freedom Uncut will hit cinemas on Wednesday 22nd June.