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Rocketman arrives in theaters this Friday, bringing Elton John's story to life on screen in a high-camp spectacle that has Bohemian Rhapsody shaking. The film is a dazzling fantasy, transforming John's catalog into a movie musical for the ages.
Earlier this month, Out traveled to London for the film's UK premiere, where Taron Egerton spilled the tea on Rocketman's groundbreaking gay sex scene (spoiler alert: Elton tops). At the blue carpet premiere, rock royalty Boy George and Kelly Osbourne gave us their own thoughts about the importance of John's life being adapted for the big screen. George admitted that there's "a fever at the moment" for rock biopics thanks to the surprising success of Bohemian Rhapsody. "You want your heroes to be celebrated, but you want them to get it right," he said. "You want it to be touching on the truth -- but not too much truth that it gets boring," he laughed.
Osborne, who grew up with John as a close family friend, said that it's "about time you see a true gay romance" like the one between John and his former manager John Reid, played by Richard Madden. "His music moved a generation in so many different ways, and he's always been so open about his sexuality, and who he is has helped so many people."
Out also spoke with the film's costume designer Julian Day about the cultural resurgence of camp -- after all, who is more camp than Elton John? Watch the video below.
Rocketmanis in theaters this Friday.