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 bandmates 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.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
The Live Aid concert in which Queen appear was organized by original Band Aid organizer Bob Geldof. Geldof famously announced on television news early in 1985 that Queen was one the bands who had agreed to play there. Queen were extremely annoyed at Geldof as not only had he not contacted them and that this was the first they had heard of it, but they were also supposed to be touring.
Despite feeling they had been emotionally blackmailed, they did not want to publicly rebuke Geldof or back out of the concert, so they had to reschedule their plans for that month. Queen rehearsed their set for weeks beforehand in the gym of a local college. Queen gave what was probably the most memorable performance of the whole concert, Freddie whipping the audience up with his legendary showmanship and the band being onstage for over 20 minutes despite being allocated only a 15 minute slot. See more »
Freddie's cats do not age at any point in the film, apart from a short shot of a kitten. See more »