Is this real life or is it fantasy?

Much of the criticism of Bohemian Rhapsody is that it whitewashes or gets wrong several aspects of the real-life history of beloved rock icon Freddie Mercury. The factual shortcomings can be categorized into three types: the little things and events that got compressed together; the people and events who were written out of the film, which are minor. The major factual errors, which when taken in their entirety and sequence, pretty much take up the last 40 minutes or so of the film leading up to the Live Aid performance.

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David de Sola

Journalist/Writer. Author of Alice in Chains: The Untold Story. www.daviddesola.com

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