Hidden Meanings Behind the

"Bohemian Rhapsody" Movie (Spoilers)
Reviewed by Joy Davis

Synopsis: A musical biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody" highlights the key moments of the iconic rock band "Queen", from their start with lead singer Freddie Mercury to their meteoric rise, creating popular hits, and dealing with internal fights, that were both creative and personal.  A highlight for the band was performing at Bob Geldof's Live Aid benefit concert in Wembley Stadium that was televised to a worldwide audience of over 1 billion viewers.

Warning: Spoilers within the Presentation

Freddie Joins the Band

Welcome to "Conscious Movie Reviews."  I'm your host Joy Davis and here to review the musical biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody." 

When Freddie approached the members of "Smile" to take him on as their new lead singer, they were hesitant.   His teeth looked funny.  He explained to them that by having four additional incisors, it gave him a wider vocal range.

Freddie was a powerhouse on stage.  Within a year, they sold out every pub.  His new girlfriend Mary encouraged him to take more creative risks, so he had the group record an album that got the attention of EMI executives.  They prided themselves in being a band of misfits playing to misfits. 

At home, Freddie's father was less enthusiastic, reminding him to follow the Zoroastrian principle of "good thoughts, good works, good deeds."  That's what his son should aspire to.

Transmuting Sexual Energy

Naming the band "Queen" suggested different things, like Freddie being gay.

Born with a strong Life Force, he had an excess of sexual energies. Achieving self-mastery involves transmuting your sexual energies for creative purposes and upliftment.  Rumi, a famous poet and Sufi mystic, explained that "Union with God is through a surrender to erotic love, divine love, and personal love."  

As primal, sexual energy courses through the seven energy centers of our body, called chakras, it spirals upwards.  We can choose to transmute it into drive for achieving our goals in life, or, we can leak it through the sex organs to indulge in pleasure.    

Freddie embodied his sexual energy in a powerful way to focus it on his stage presence.  And, he weakened himself with it by over-indulging at gay orgies. 

Circulating Your Sexual Energies

As a performer, Freddie was "electric".  This comes from how he channeled his sexual energy from the waist up to reveal true power and clear intent through his voice while making exclamation points with sweeping arm gestures and fist pumps in the air.     

Soul singer James Brown is another compelling performer, but liked to channel his sexual energies from the waist down with lots of hip action and fancy footwork. 

When sexual energies circulate freely around the groin in a healthy way, it can contribute to being comfortable with your sexuality and maintaining strong ties with a tribe, family and community.  These were major hangups for Freddie, so he blocked his energies to only move it upwards for power. 

The Magician Archetype

By creating interactive music that is a call-and-response, it showed off Freddie's mastery in exchanging his energies with thousands in an audience to build them to a musical climax.  Many can't help but join along with him to "Radio Gaga" and "We Will Rock You".

This is the hallmark of a Magician Archetype.  Freddie understood the dynamics of energy flows, using his power to transform, then channel it in a creative way for the good of all.  And with a crew cut, wearing a studded arm bracelet and military-style jacket, he personified someone who liked to martial a group to his command.

Grounded by Family

Mary lived on Freddie's property, but in separate homes.  This was his way of distancing himself to not really know true intimacy.  They eventually broke up for Freddie to pursue meaningless hook-ups with men.  His life took a dark, sexual turn with Paul Prenter, his personal manager and lover.

Being a part of Queen and having Mary as his chosen family grounded him in a healthy way to thrive.  Without them, his solo efforts on two albums lacked genius.  He sounded lost, confused and uninspired.  Rare is the band whose members do well together and on their own like "The Eagles."

Queen was an alchemy of great talents and intentions with enough creative stress placed on each other to produce music that made them "Gods of Rock".  As family, they needed each other.  

Returning to Family and Friends

Freddie ended his toxic relationship with Paul, calling him a "dirty little fruit fly".  As a consequence of engaging in risky sexual encounters, Freddie contracted the AIDS virus.

For every disease, you'll find limiting beliefs and feelings underlying it.  Having AIDS is often associated with either guilt about sex or sexual shame to create self-rejection, similar to how your own immune system can attack you.  It's also likely that contracting AIDS was a means for Freddie to learn lessons about releasing any fear of being emotionally vulnerable to experience true intimacy, both with himself and others.

Happy to see Mary again, she told him about the Live Aid benefit concert at Wembley Stadium.  Freddie was ready to reconcile with the band and perform before a televised world audience of  over 1 billion.  He arranged a meeting to ask for their forgiveness.

When Freddie made the announcement to his band mates that he has AIDS, they kept it between themselves and honored his request to make the most of their time together.  Queen's very last concert was held at Knebworth Park in England in 1986.  Freddie died five years later.

Widget is loading comments...
Custom Search

Subscribe to Beyond 50 Radio 

* Email
* City
* State
* = Required Field
Email Marketing You Can Trust

Beyond 50 values your personal information.  Your email will not be used, sold, or shared with any outside party. 

Related Interviews:

Elvis and Ginger

Redefining Manhood

The Seven Habits of Highly Dramatic People

Watch It Now!

Beyond 50's
Best Resources:

Finding Family: 
My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA

Finding Family is the true story of the first adoptee to find his birth family through the home DNA tests that are now so common. Thanks to Richard Hill's breakthrough, thousands of adoptees are now bypassing sealed birth records to find and reunite with their first families.  The book is a great read for anyone.  Midwest Book Review describes it as "impressively informative, exceptionally well written, an inherently fascinating and compelling read from beginning to end."  Finding Family is available in print, Kindle and audiobook formats at Amazon and elsewhere.

Austin Air Healthmate B400 Air Purifier

The Austin Air Healthmate B400 Air Purifier has a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresting) filter that removes pollens and molds while the granular carbon and zeolite filter does a super job of reducing the levels of formaldehyde and chemicals.  This filter is effective for allergies, asthma, odors, gases and chemicals.  Designed to provide coverage for areas of up to 1500 sq. ft. The Austin Air Healthmate B400 Air Purifier is available by calling 866-460-7873.  To learn more, visit cleansurroundings.com.

You Got This!:

Technology Made Easy for Network Marketers"

Struggling with time management while running your business? Other than your talents, time is your most critical resource.  In the new book "Honey, You Got This!: Technology Made Easy For Network Marketers," Jennifer Turnage and Megan Sumrell show how to work smarter, not harder, with the help of business technology.  "Honey, You Got This!" is a guide to help you utilize technology so you can grow your business without stress and anxiety.  In today's digital world, making the most of technology can mean the difference between success and failure.


The Slater House:
Super Hosts with Airbnb  
Portland, Oregon

Are you looking to visit family, attend a wedding, see the new grandbaby, get a job, or go to school in Portland?  The best way to lower your stress and increase your ease, no matter what brings you to Portland is to stay with a local in an Airbnb.  Fred and I are 5.7 year Super Hosts with Airbnb.  We love to bike, garden, do Jazz, and drink a local beer or wine on the front or back porch.  Won’t you join us?  Call Kim Gordon-Cumbo at (503) 522-0938 and visit www.theslaterhousepdx.com. 

The Tech Academy:
Coding Boot Camp

The Tech Academy is a technology school that trains students in computer programming and web development through a series of coding boot camps. The boot camps are taken online in full. Students have the option of studying remotely or attending in person at one of their campuses in Portland, Seattle, or Denver. The Tech Academy's curriculum is comprehensive, training students in several in-demand programming languages. They take a "bottom up" approach to teaching, starting with the basics and advancing from there. Graduates are well rounded, full-stack, junior level developers.

Podcast Series: Holistic
Nature of Us

My intent is to take us, you and I, into a better understanding of the concepts behind our holistic nature and how that ties directly to the holistic nature of the world around us.  It's time for practical action and profound inner change so our natural world is valued once again.  Released every Tuesday: Go to: www.judithdreyer.com for more details.

For the Relief of Hot Flashes Associated with Menopause

Drug-free. Hormone-free. Soy, dairy, and gluten-free.  Don't let hot flashes hold you back from living your best life!  Break free from hot flashes with safe, effective, plant-based relief from Relizen®.  Made from a unique, proprietary blend of Swedish flower pollen extracts, Relizen is a natural, non-hormonal solution for menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, mood changes and excessive sweating day and night.  Recommended by more than 3,000 gynecologists, 93% of women who tried Relizen said it worked for them.  Try it!  Visit www.Relizen.com

Keyhole Farm: Build Keyhole Garden Kits

Keyhole Farm offers lightweight, durable, easy-to-build keyhole garden kits, perfect for people who want to raise excellent crops.  Schools throughout the United States have ordered these kits to introduce youngsters to the magic world of gardening and there has been a multitude of return customers.  Keyhole gardens conserve water, allow crops to be planted closer together, are easier on the back with their raised-bed design, promote recycling and meet most ADA guidelines. The kits include a metal frame, panels, and the makings of an internal feeding basket for leftovers.  Go online to www.keyholefarm.com

Ardyss Wellness

We are not a weight loss company.  We are the leading reshaping and wellness company in the world!  We reshape the outside and revive the inside.  We provide wellness solutions for people, both men & women, who wish to achieve better health and beauty results.  In fact, people become so passionate about using our products that they like to spread the wellness with their friends and family!  You can help others by inviting them to do the same!  To learn more about our products & services, contact: Ms. Gershan Head at 1-(313) 759-3121 or visit us online at www.ardyss.com/
or www.ardysslife.com

SMART: Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique

Do you know what's in your teeth?  All silver-colored dental fillings are amalgams, and they contain MERCURY, a known neurotoxin.  If you need your amalgam filling removed, find a SMART certified dentist!  SMART stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART).  SMART certification signifies that a dentist has completed the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)'s educational program related to dental amalgam mercury removal.  This program offers rigorous recommendations to protect patients, dental professionals, and the environment from unsafe levels of mercury exposure.  To learn more, visit www.theSMARTchoice.com 

Safer Dentistry, Healthier World, SMART, IAOMT 

Sacred Healing Coaching:
Diane Dennis, Medical Professional, Life Transition Coach and Medical Intuitive 

Unhealed emotional wounds are at the root of most physical, mental, and emotional disturbances.  The unhealed wound often leads to pain, disorders, discomfort and even disease.  Most people find that healing by reading books, listening to meditations, or attending workshops fail to properly address the areas that need healing. Diane Dennis of Sacred Healing Coach offers our listeners a 50% off for sacred healing coaching. The code is SACREDHEALING.  Testimonial: "I had a deep knowing that this work is where I need to begin. I thought I had done this work, and now realize that this process will bring the healing I've been unable to have. I am calling you for coaching. Thank you." - Kathy B. 

Are you ready to write your book yet? If not, when?

"I believe when someone feels the call to write a book, it's a call that needs to be answered. It's a call to share, to grow, to inspire - and our world needs all the inspiration it can get."  - Gail Woodard, author of "Write the Book You're Meant to Write" and publisher at Dudley Court Press, a hybrid publisher with a process to turn thoughtful people into successful published authors.  Get started today: www.DudleyCourtPress.com