Most of us probably won’t get all the inside British politics references, but it’s hard not to chuckle at motion capture legend actor Andy Serkis’ latest dressing down of British Prime Minister Theresa May. Trotting out his beloved Lord of the Rings character Gollum for a command performance, Serkis breaks down the utter mess that is Brexit in the nearly six-minute parody of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
“Was it the right deal/ Or was that just fantasy?/ Are we stuck in the union/ No Article Fif-a-ty?,” Serkin growls as Gollum while the camera reveals his face superimposed on May’s body. “Open your eyes/ Did you notice the lies or see?/ I’m just Theresa, I need your sympathy,” he continues to the strains of Queen’s iconic hit, flashing images of all the British politicians who’ve brought the nation to the brink of leaving the European Union without a plan.
Whether you know who Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Jacob Rees, Katie Hopkins, Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron are or not, the parody is the most delightfully British thing this side of a Monty Python marathon projected onto Big Ben by one of the Queen’s Guard.
Check out the video below.