With just a few months left until Bohemian Rhapsody finally hits the theatres, the stakes are high as the film could serve as either a hit or miss.
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What: Bohemian Rhapsody
When: November 2, 2018
Details About Bohemian Rhapsody
The upcoming Queen biopic will be depicting the iconic rock group and Mercury’s legacy that has continued to inspire others decades later.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Bohemian Rhapsody is based on a script by Anthony McCarten – who you might recognize for his work in The Theory of Everything. The film will follow the period between the band’s humble beginnings in the 1970s up until Mercury’s death in 1991.
The late Mercury was notoriously known for defying stereotypes and shattered convention in order to be the most beloved musicians in the world. The film will also be covering the rise of the band through their iconic songs and their musical impact. Queen’s legacy has remained to this day and continues to inspire dreamers and music lovers from across the world. From the looks of it, the movie seems very promising.
Familiar Faces You’ll Be Seeing
Film Role: Freddie Mercury
Known for: Mr. Robot
Film Role: Brian May (lead guitarist)
Known for: Midsomer Murders
Film Role: John Deacon (bassist)
Known for: Jurassic World
Film Role: Roger Taylor (drummer)
Known for: X-Men: Apocalypse
Film Role: Paul Prenter (Mercury’s personal manager)
Known for: Downtown Abbey
Film Role: Mary Austin (Mercury’s lifelong companion)
Known for: Miss Potter
Will Bohemian Rhapsody Live Up To The Expectations?
Upon the release of the trailer, the film has sparked controversy for supposedly “ignoring” Mercury’s sexuality. Some audiences regarded Malek portraying the rock legend in the two short minutes as charming and endearing. Unfortunately, other viewers have begged to differ. These audiences have called out 20th Century Fox for “heterosexual-washing”.
Bryan Fuller (American Gods), are one of the people to express his anger on Twitter.
“Anyone else mildly annoyed that the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer features gay/bi superstar Freddie Mercury flirting with and twirling with a woman but no indication of his love of men?” he wrote.
Do you think the movie would highlight the absence of Mercury’s sexuality? We’ll just have to wait and see. On a lighter note, Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor serve as the producers of the film – so the film is very much in safe hands.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will be showing in theatres on November 2nd.