Freddie Mercury Biographer Brands ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film ‘A Superficial Montage Of Snapshots’

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Queen performing live.
Queen performing live.

Freddie Mercury’s biographer has lashed out at the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic saying the Queen frontman’s life and personality “were too complicated” to be captured in a movie.

Lesley-Ann Jones first published her book Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury in 2011. It has been recently selling well again due to the success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic.

Jones was called in as a script consultant in the early versions of the film but has since been pretty scathing about the finished article.

Classic Rock reports that Jones told Billboard, “Freddie was 45 when he died. No two-hour flick could portray his whole life story, or capture his true essence. His life and his personality were too complicated for that. The film is a superficial montage of snapshots.”

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