Following the life of Queen’s lead singer, Bohemian Rhapsody shows us the story of Freddie Mercury, from the formation of the band up to their 1985 Live Aid performance.
Originally, Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play Mercury, but left due to creative differences. Rami Malek took on the role in 2016, with the film releasing in 2018.
While Bohemian Rhapsody became the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2018 worldwide and set an all-time box office record for the biopic and drama genres, it also received criticism for its editing, Bryan Singer’s directing, and Anthony McCarten’s screenplay, particularly around the depiction of Mercury’s sexuality and the lives of the other band members.
It also contains historical inaccuracies — but I won’t go into detail in case you want to watch the film! Check this article from Rolling Stone if you want the lowdown on what’s true and what’s artistic license.