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Malaysia cuts “gay scenes” of Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie’s biopic

Bohemian Rhapsody Malaysia

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Malaysia cuts “gay scenes” of Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie’s biopic

There is controversy with the film Bohemian Rhapsody in Malaysia, which tells the story of the legendary band Queen and shows Freddie Mercury’s personal life. The local Censorship Council cut 24-minutes from the movie that are scenes that shows Freddie’s sexuality portrayed by Rami Malek. The Asian country has strict laws against homosexuality.


Who released the information was the Malay Mail site, which further detailed which scenes were deleted. One of them is the moment the singer tells his fiancee, Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton), that he is bisexual. The other is when members of the band dress up in women’s clothing to record the “I Want to Break Free” video.

A profile titled MalayVines even reported that the cut leaves “holes” in the script of the film, making it difficult to understand the story. Another account posted:

“In Malaysia, the total time for Bohemian Rhapsody is 110 minutes, for people over 18 years, while in the rest of the world, it has 134 minutes and is suitable for people over 13 years. We left heterosexual a movie that has already been turned into heterosexual and that is still not appropriate.”

The film has already grossed $ 100 million in box office.

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