George Michael

Showtime's flimsy 'George Michael: Freedom' isn't worthy of its subject

Showtime's flimsy 'George Michael: Freedom' isn't worthy of its subject

Anyone with eyes could see that George Michael was something to look at: a perfectly stubbled face, a wonderful dresser (and undresser), a body that could move both sensually and with total, unembarrassed abandon.

And anyone with ears could hear that Michael was something to listen to: a breathy balladeer, a master of the ad lib, a pair of lungs up to the task of duetting with Aretha Franklin.

But only those paying extra-close attention might’ve known that one of the biggest pop stars of the 1980s was also one of that decade’s canniest operators behind the scenes: a gifted producer and songwriter, second...

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