bohemian rhapsody

  Rami Malek is a treasure.

Rami Malek is a treasure.

Marcus and I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody today, and I’m so glad we did. I was quite a young girl when Queen was hitting the height of their popularity, around the time when I was developing my own musical tastes separate from my parents’. I remember thinking, even then, that Queen’s music was radical, unlike anything else that was popular at the time. I didn’t know if I loved it or not (I do), but I knew it was different. And unconventional. And as someone who was pretty devoted to trying to be as un-different and conventional as possible (an impossible feat for a 12-year-old brown immigrant girl in the suburbs of Houston, Texas), I was wildly intrigued by it.

The storyline in the movie is admittedly a bit jerky. But oh, the music. And Rami Malek, whose work I’ve been completely unfamiliar with, is absolutely incredible as Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury. I’m so glad we went to see it.

Soundtrack: Another one bites the dust by Queen