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Just three minutes, including the four gay scenes cut off from the Bohemian Rhapsody, say the censor plate. | Malaysia



Rami Malek rock icon Freddie Mercury
Rami Malek as a rock icon in Freddie Mercury's "Bohemian Rhapsody" Center. – AFP picture

PUTRAJAYA November 13 – The Malay Film Commissioner (LPF) today confirmed that only three minutes of Bohemian Rhapsody's rhythm was cut when filmmakers claimed that up to 24 minutes of film had been separated.

Its chairman Mohd Zamberi Abdul Aziz told reporters Malay Mail a total of 12 scenes were cut, four of which were gay moments.

"These cuts totaled 180 seconds.

"Seven were involved in bad words (mostly one second), while four gay scenes treated moments like men kissing each other, men rubbing each other, and a group of men dressed in mansions.

"The second scene was later removed from the credit rating where Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton live in a happy life because they showed that they were in a homosexual relationship," Zamberi told reporters Malay Mail in an interview.

Malaysian Mobile phones also require music videos I want to get free and the scene where Mercury explained to her bride, Mary Aust, that she was bisexual, was removed.

Freddie Mercury and the British rock band Queen's biopic received the PG-13 rating in the United States and the United Kingdom, but surprise tour operators in Malaysia were rated 18 years after it was released on November 6th.

"Resellers came to us on September 27 and we look at it after we decided to give it 18 ratings because we had to follow the instructions (http://lpf.moha.gov.my/lpf/images/Perundangan/GARIS_PANDUAN_PENAPISAN_FILEM (1) .pdf) "Zamberi said.

"We had to follow these instructions because if we could not, Malays could watch it in cinemas nationwide because it would be banned.

"Everyone who is related to or promoted to LGBT is disapproved, and because we know that the movie has wanted to look, we only cut a few scenes according to the guidelines," he said using the acronym "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender" .

Zamberi also explained how classifications vary from country to country and hope that Malaysians understand the need for changed classification.

"If we liked it in PG-13, it would have faced more cuts, I did not want it because I thought it would have affected the story, and PG-13 would also mean simpler scenes such as alcohol consumption and kissing.

The LPF chairman also noted that LPF did not plan to list and publish the number of cuts or changes that would cause too many arguments among the Malaysian.

"We have not yet planned the details of cut or faded scenes before or during the release of the movie because it raises more arguments for our different view.

"One may not see the problem by cutting a certain scene, while the other has a different word. We will think it in the future, but not at the moment."

Film directed by Dexter Fletcher and Bryan Singer is Rami Malek (Mercury), Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello and Aidan Gillen.


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