Three minutes of censored footage from the Freddie Mercury biopic has been lost for viewers in China

In the wake of Bohemian Rhapsody’s four Oscar wins, news emerged that the film was to be censored for its Chinese release. Estimates hovered around the minute mark, to excise drug use and same-sex kissing.

The edited version premiered in China last weekend and reports have emerged of a rather more drastic set of snips, meaning not just Freddie Mercury’s sexuality and drug use but also his cross-dressing – and his Aids – are consigned to the cutting-room floor.

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