There are very few people that are able to lift you and leave an indelible mark – Freddy Mercury was one such person.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
The story centres around how Freddie Mercury and fellow band members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon formed Queen – one of the most iconic rock groups of all time. The film follows Queen as they produce hit after hit, topping the charts while constantly evolving their sound.
Through disparate songs like Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, We Will Rock You and countless others, the band reaches unparalleled success and Freddie becomes one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
Behind that veil of success, however, there’s another deeper story – Freddie’s struggle to reconcile his duality. A Parsi immigrant from Zanzibar coming to terms with a sexuality, mired in a culture bound by stereotypes and expectations trying to determine where he fits in the world.
The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, who had contracted AIDS, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
In the process, cementing the legacy of a band who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
A movie that’s faced production issues in the past, Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury in the biopic and, from the trailer, he certainly does look the part. Bohemian Rhapsody stomps its way into cinemas November 2.