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There are leather men in the new movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Has anyone been to see the new movie out now about Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen? I went to “Bohemian Rhapsody” yesterday, and I thought it was really good!

About halfway though, Freddie goes to a gay club that looks like it was probably The Mineshaft. In one scene there is a guy in a leather hood being led around on a leash. If you blink you might miss it. Freddie also has many male companions in the movie, many of whom are shown in leather biker jackets. There’s lots of facial hair, too.

If you go to see the movie, be sure to stay for the closing credits, over which real archival footage of the real Queen performing is shown, Freddie Mercury is wearing leather pants and jacket, and a Mineshaft T-shirt!

Fucking hot if you ask me!

The Mineshaft in the Queen movie

The movie’s official website (where I got these pictures from) is here.

Also check out this article from the New York Times.

Highly recommended — ‘Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures’

I caught this new documentary recently down at Cinema Village on 12th Street, and I really liked it. It’s got some fantastic interviews with his family, his lovers and many others. They talk about New York’s gay leather/BDSM scene in the 1970s, the Mineshaft, Drummer magazine, and lots more. Here’s the trailer:

 

I have a much greater appreciation of Mapplethorpe as an artist, having seen this most excellent tribute. See this if you can.

The film’s official website is here.

Mapplethorpe Foundation here.