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Under pressure? How Freddie Mercury's wild homosexual lifestyle was intentionally toned down in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody to ensure it would be a bankable family-friendly 'movie for the masses'

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  • Under pressure? How Freddie Mercury's wild homosexual lifestyle was intentionally toned down in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody to ensure it would be a bankable family-friendly 'movie for the masses'

    Freddie Mercury's wild homosexual lifestyle off stage was left out of the Bohemian Rhapsody film for commercial reasons, helping the band and movie studio earn millions of dollars more.

    John Houlihan, Senior Vice President of Fox Music, who oversaw the movie's score, confirmed that avoiding the sexually charged nature of Mercury's love life meant that the film could remain PG-13.

    A movie with Rami Malek dramatizing Mercury's infamous gay escapades and adventurous multi-partner lifestyle would have required an R-rating.

    The decision to tone it down makes it a family-friendly 'movie for the masses,' Houlihan told DailyMailTV.

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