Buddy, you’re a boy, make a big noise/playing in the street, gonna be a big man someday
This iconic film makes a tribute to Queen’s humble beginnings: Before the band was a huge hit, before the band was a big deal. Freddie Mercury meets his future band-mates playing to a group of young people in a bar. Upon learning that their lead singer quit–wanting to go to a different group–Freddie offers up, “I write song lyrics.”
It’s the start of a beautiful group, and a tempestuous friendship.
I went to the movie theater last night with my Mom and sister. We had so much fun: The Book Club was a sweet, funny movie about four older women reconnecting with the men in their lives–with a little help from the naughty (and let’s face it, horribly written and very ill-informed) sensation 50 Shades of Grey. I laughed so much that Mom thought I was gonna have to leave the theater to compose myself. I got myself under control. We also saw Ocean’s 8, which featured an all-female cast of smart and savvy crooks. The heist? Stealing a diamond necklace. It was tense, funny, and fun. I recommend both movies!
But the real reason I’m writing this post is because of an amazing teaser trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. Queen is one of my favorite rock groups–and by the looks of the teaser, they chose well. I know a little about the amazing Freddie Mercury–like his bisexuality, his battle with AIDS, and that he could sing like nobody’s business. I know that Queen had to fight to get “Bohemian Rhapsody” played in full on the air because it was considered too long.