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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language

Sex & Nudity

  • There are two scenes of men kissing, and there are scenes at parties with suggestive content.
  • A couple is seen on a couch together naked, but covered with blankets. No nudity.
  • The main character describes his girlfriend as an "epic shag".
  • A man, leads another group of men dressed in leather into another man's house, it's implied they are planing on having an orgy; however, nothing happens, as the main character walks out on them moments later.
  • In one scene a couple are together in bed. He lies on her before she tells him that she has to go and then he removes from her.
  • A man sexually harasses another man by groping his rear.
  • A man slaps a woman's butt
  • Freddie walks into a gay club, where men are seen dancing provocatively shirtless or in tight leather.

Violence & Gore

  • When the band makes fun of Roger Taylor, he abruptly throws dishes and slams the table, this is only heard, he then threatens to hit Brian May with the coffee pot, in which John Deacon stops him.
  • Freddie coughs out a little blood onto a napkin.
  • The band members occasionally argue and get into minor fights, yet nothing brutal occurs.


  • 1 use of the F word, some other profanity used one or 2 times like prick, twat, damn, asshole and bloody. "Shit" is used a few times, as well as "Bullshit".
  • The racial slur "Paki" is used at least twice in dialogue.
  • "Fag" is used once.
  • British insult "wanker" is used once

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Alcohol is very common in various scenes
  • There is a scene where traces of cocaine can be seen on a table with bottles of alcohol
  • Freddie is seen smoking countless times throughout the film, along with others.
  • Freddie Mercury was addicted to cocaine, sometimes he is seen snorting it.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Two scenes show extremely sick men visibly dying of AIDS.
  • While Freddie coughs, small traces of blood can be seen on his handkerchief
  • Queen holds a press conference for their upcoming album "Hot Space," but instead of the press asking questions about the new album, they ask about Freddie's sexuality for a prolonged period. Freddie denies all rumors about him being gay, but he is shown in emotional distress.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When Freddie tells the band that he is HIV positive, it is quite an emotional scene, as we see how it affects the band, as they cry and embrace him.

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