Soooo… I don’t like the word hate. I’ll just say I strongly disliked Queen’s music my entire life. And I dabble in all genres of music. But, Queen? I just didn’t get it. Well, until now. I just (finally) watched Bohemian Rhapsody.

Ahhh! I listened to Queen ‘essentials’ (thank you Apple Music) the entire drive to work this morning. I have such a new appreciation for all of it! They did their THING with no apologies. And Freddie Mercury had a way of connecting with the crowd. I mean, how did I miss all of this?! They were AMAZING!!

After I watch a movie or read a biography, I spend hours Googling! I want to learn everything I can. So, I’ve spent the morning watching Queen videos. I watched their Live Aid performance which was so incredibly accurately portrayed in the film. I mean it was spot on down to the Pepsi cups on the piano. Impressive!

If you haven’t seen this movie, stop what you’re doing and watch. You’ll get sucked in from the first scene and this is coming from a girl who is generally asleep five minutes in.

Two huge thumbs up. And I really do have huge thumbs.

P.S. - Fun Fact I learned today… click here. And, maybe it’s common knowledge… I’m new to the Queen scene. But, Rami Malek is dating Lucy Boynton in real life (she plays Mary in the movie). That made me so happy! Total dork, I already know.

Jennifer Waldman