The Chinese release of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is coming under fire, after censors removed all references to homosexuality, AIDs and cross-dressing. Peng Yanzi, a Chinese LGBT activist who has seen both the western cut of the movie and the Chinese version told AP: “The cut scenes really affect the movie. Among the scenes missing is the one in which Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury comes out to his long-time partner Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton).
The box office success of Bohemian Rhapsody could mean that the next chapter of Freddie Mercury's story hits the big screen.
Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been confirmed for release in China, but with around a minute of footage featuring homosexuality and drug use removed.
Rami Malek has won the leading actor prize at the BAFTAs for Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek plays iconic British rocker Freddie Mercury in the film, which charts his life and pop career with Queen. Malek said: “This is truly extraordinary.
The accolades continue to roll in for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and, by default, controversial director Bryan Singer.
This exclusive clip from one of the bonus features on the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' home entertainment release highlights just how expertly Golden Globe-nominee Rami Malek channels the late Freddie Mercury.