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Boy George doesn’t care if a queer actor plays him in his upcoming biopic

Boy George has revealed that he doesn’t care if a queer actor is cast to play him in an upcoming biopic. When asked by TMZ if he cared if an LGBT+ actor is cast to play him in the film, the Culture Club frontman replied: “Not really, no.” “It would be about the right person in the right moment,” George continued. “Equality means equality for everyone, even normal people,” he laughed. “You can’t just choose what people are more equal than others. Everyone has to be equal.” “I thought that...
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Taron Egerton says he was nervous about ‘camping it up’ when playing Elton John

Taron Egerton has explained why he chose not to “camp it up” as Elton John in Rocketman. When asked by British GQ what he was most worried about when he was first signed on to the film, Egerton admitted he has reservations about being a heterosexual actor in a gay role. “There’s a certain amount of trepidation around playing a gay character when you’re a heterosexual. “Because you don’t want that community to feel you’re doing some sort of caricature or something. “I didn’t want to camp it up, because...
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Samoa Bans ‘Rocketman’ from Cinemas Over Gay Sex Scenes

The South Pacific island nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic Rocketman from cinemas over its gay sex scenes. AFP reports: ‘Samoa’s Principal Censor Leiataua Niuapu confirmed the ban to local media this week, saying the film contained too many scenes that were “not good for public viewing”. Niuapu told the Samoa Observer that the movie “violates laws against same-sex marriage and doesn’t go well with cultural and Christian beliefs here”. “It’s a good story, in that it’s about an individual trying to move on in life,” he...
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Rainbow-Clad Taron Egerton Joins Elton John on Tour for ‘Your Song’ Performance: WATCH

Rocketman star Taron Egerton joined Elton John on stage at the 95th show of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Hove, UK for a performance of “Your Song”. Egerton, who wore an LGBTQ Pride t-shirt, was Elton’s first onstage guest in his entire tour. What a show in Brighton just now at @SussexCCC @TaronEgerton, thank you for joining me onstage tonight. We've shared so many moments during the filming and release of #Rocketman and singing 'Your Song' with you this evening is another I'll always cherish. Elton xx pic.twitter.com/nS0mnqfqGX—...
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‘Rocketman’ is a Brilliant Blast: Weekend Movie Review

Taron Egerton as Elton John in “Rocketman,” one of the best films of the year Pop stardom is a notoriously fickle thing. For every “legacy” artist out there, there are thousands of one-hit wonders, and hundreds of sort-of famous B listers. One imagines that anyone in the center of the hurricane of New Fame imagines it will last forever. If you find yourself engineering your own biopic in your golden years, congratulations, it did. Which brings us to Reginald Dwight… better known as Elton John. In the first frames of...
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Elton John and Taron Egerton Denounce Russian Censors for Cutting Gay Sex from ‘Rocketman’

Elton John and Taron Egerton are reacting over reports that Russia cut gay sex scenes from the new biopic Rocketman. The Guardian reported: “An estimated five minutes of footage have been cut from the film in an attempt to play down the sexuality of one of the world’s most famous gay celebrities for a conservative Russian audience. The cuts were first reported by Russian journalists after the film’s 30 May release in Moscow. Anton Dolin, a popular Russian film critic, wrote on Facebook that ‘all scenes with kissing, sex and...
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Rocketman star Richard Madden responds to Brandon Flynn rumours

Actor Richard Madden has been asked whether he and Brandon Flynn, who used to date singer Sam Smith, are an item. Madden was asked if he is dating Flynn in an interview with the New York Times. “I just keep my personal life personal,” he said. “I’ve never talked about my relationships.” The star of Elton John biopic Rocketman was in a relationship with actress Jenna Coleman until last year. In Rocketman, Madden played Elton John’s (Taron Egerton) manager, John Reid. Egerton said that filming gay sex scenes with Madden...
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Taron Egerton Reads His Fan’s Thirstiest Tweets: WATCH

Taron Egerton‘s Elton John biopic Rocketman opens tomorrow, and in a new video he’s finding out just how many people want to ride his rocket. Watch as Egerton hears Twitter users enthuse about his “pip pip cheerio ass” and ask him to destroy their bussies. Egerton was profiled earlier this month in The Hollywood Reporter where he talked about preparing for the film by reading Elton’s old diaries at the icon’s estate, and spoke about how the singer’s receding hairline and front gap tooth were recreated. He talked as well about...
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