DVD | The sanitizing and straight-washing of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 2/12/19, 09:36 am
The canonization of Freddie Mercury is now complete.
Making the case for his beatification is the box-office hit Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic released in U.S. theaters on Nov. 2 last year and on DVD today. The movie traces the early life of the lead singer of Queen, the band’s decline, and its triumphant re-emergence in a 1985 Live Aid performance. Some critics and music historians have called that 20-minute set the greatest single rock performance of all time.