China’s Censored Version Of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Removed Every Mention Of Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality

The Playlist | 3/25/2019 | Charles Barfield
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About a month ago, it was revealed that Fox was going to allow the Chinese government to censor “Bohemian Rhapsody” to ensure the film would earn a major release in the country. After the film proved to be a juggernaut throughout the rest of the world, the studio felt it could really earn some serious money in China, which has proven to be an absolute box office powerhouse. However, with that release, Fox allowed China to cut some pivotal moments from the film, which we now know include every mention or allusion to Freddie Mercury’s sexual identity.

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Omissions - Mercury - Partner - Mary - Cut

One of the most egregious omissions is when Mercury speaks with his partner Mary and says he’s bisexual. In the Chinese cut, that’s completely gone and instead, Mercury and his then-girlfriend are shown to have broken up with zero explanation. The new version of the film...
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