The Biggest Biopic Flops In Music
Queen fans are eagerly waiting for Bohemian Rhapsody, a music biopic starring Rami Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury. As fans wait in anticipation to see if the film will do justice to the legendary musician, we can’t help but think of all the music biopics that didn’t. Unfortunately, many music biopics over the years have failed to live up to expectations or, worse, were utterly disastrous. Check out some particularly bad music biopics—you’ll be offended that some of these were actually made.
Worried About The Boy (2010)
It must be hard writing a biopic about someone who’s still alive. The BBC aired Worried About The Boy about the life of Culture Club singer Boy George. Douglas Booth played Boy Georgeand Mathew Horne was his lover Jon Moss. The real Boy George thought the make-up on the program was good, but he didn’t like anything else about it. He tweeted, “Verdict, beautifully shot and styled but badly written, it lacks heart and soul! The make-up is the best thing about it.” He continued: “It’s what happens when straight blokes write about poofs. One-dimensional but great drag.” Ouch.