Arclight Hollywood has a nice display of costumes Rami Malek wore during production of the Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Queen was my favorite band for a large part of my youth, admiration for which has never waned. This movie wasn’t perfect, and the general criticism that this movie is a tame portrayal of Freddie Mercury’s sexuality and his drug habits, isn’t off target.
With a lofty production budget of $50 Million, and possibly that amount to market the film, the studio had lots of considerations to bear. Based on opening weekend numbers, the manner in which they played their hand seemed to have paid off.
My hope is that the success of this film will inspire more content about Freddie’s life, covering parts that fans would have liked to have seen more of.
In my opinion, Rami Malek deserves an Oscar nod for his performance, which on its own was with the price of admission. Hell, this outfit was worth the price of admission alone! Those last 20 minutes? You guesses it....