The Meaning Behind Bohemian Rhapsody

Thursday, 12.27.18

This week, especially after watching the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, I have been entranced by Queen, Freddie Mercury, and Bohemian Rhapsody, even though I haven’t really listened to the songs since the eighties and maybe nineties. I guess this is just another deja vu moment from revisiting past icons and even eighties memories.

Although I have always liked Queen songs, I didn’t quite understand the meaning of Bohemian Rhapsody. I had a feeling there was more to it than behind a bohemian. It had a deeper meaning, especially to the artist who wrote the song, most likely about his current life at that time. With celebrities, that could be anything because they often have a wild and crazy life. So, at that moment, I didn’t want to go deep into it because I assumed it was dark.

According to this video, it has to do with Freddie Mercury or Farouk Bulsara coming into terms of who he really was and his sexuality. I guess he had an identity crisis, as he tried to find himself and accept his true self. Although he loved and was engaged with Mary, he still had wandering eyes for men, which ended his romantic relationship with her. But their relationship still remained close and they became best friends. When he died of AIDs, he was with his partner, Jim Hutton.


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