If you’re like me and have been in a Freddie-induced mania since the release of Bohemian Rhapsody last week, then you’ve probably also been sucked into the YouTube vortex of Queen videos and BTS interviews. I’m about to see the film for a third time in five days (ooohhh is this a new personal record?), and I thought I’d bless you all with some Freddie content on your Friday.
Bohemian Rhapsody is the musical biography film of the year; Queen’s music has been heard around the world, and there is scarcely a sporting event in the United States that doesn’t play “We Will Rock You” at least once. Their music is ubiquitous (and really damn catchy), but what of the man behind the voice? Who was Freddie Mercury, really? The answer is both simple and complicated at once: Freddie Mercury is Freddie Mercury.