The Problem With Bohemian Rhapsody
The film Bohemian Rhapsody is about legendary musician Freddie Mercury and his years as the lead singer of Queen. The film was a box-office success and received four Academy Awards. However the film suffers from its numerous historical inaccuracies. The most controversial decision was to depict Mercury as having been diagnosed with AIDS before Queen’s Live Aid performance. In reality, Mercury wasn’t diagnosed with AIDS until two years after Queen performed at Live Aid. This change was clearly made to give the band a reason to make a triumphant comeback so the film can have a Hollywood happy ending. The film does nothing interesting with the story of Freddie Mercury and instead chooses to take liberties with the facts in order to tell a more formulaic story that heavily resembles previous music biopics.