There are reports that the film may have been a bit sanitized…lead singer Freddie Mercury’s queerness isn’t going to be…very queer?
We’ll see. It doesn’t come out until November.
We do love our Freddie. And, star Rami Malek DOES look raaaaaaal zexy in this poster image.
Though he’s a bit short to play Freddie…Sacha Baron Cohen would have been physically perfect for the role. He was attached to a version of this film a few years back but allegedly pulled out because Brian May and the other surviving members of Queen were more interested in a Queen story than a “Mostly Freddie and less Queen” story.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODYRelease: November 2, 2018Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike MyersSYNOPSISBohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Official Channels