Though it caught a lot of flak for sanitizing Freddie Mercury’s sexuality for mainstream audiences, Bohemian Rhapsody still managed to mark a huge step forward for gay cinema. A massive hit at the box office, the film caught on with the public – and Rami Malek‘s award-worthy lead performance as the incomparable queer rock god is indisputably impressive.
For those of you who missed it in the theater (or just want to see it again), Bohemian Rhapsody will be available to own in February on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.
Bohemian 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 band mates 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.
Watch the trailer for the film below and click here to pre-order your copy.