I went to the movie Bohemian Rhapsody last night and it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. The movie did what a great movie does; it makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you think, and it entertains you. If Rami Malek, the lead actor that portrays Freddie Mercury, doesn’t win all kinds of awards I would be stunned. I don’t know if Rami is gay, but if he is not, his performance is all the more amazing.
I don’t watch the news, and I do not pay much attention to any media outlets, so maybe this is already going on – but if not, I would expect there to be quite a bit of discussion about this movie. As I thought about the movie and this post all day today, I was thinking, this will be my first post that is sure to upset the “religious right” (as they have come to be known as), the “political left”, and the “socially liberal”.
The movie does a fantastic job illustrating the start of Queen, the perseverance and passion of a young man, the rise of a mega band, and the transition in to the homosexual lifestyle of Freddy Mercury.
The “religious right” seem to spend much time denouncing homosexuality – so they will no doubt have plenty to say about this movie. I would also expect them to ask me, a Christian, “how I could ever go to a movie like that?”
I would like to examine this hypocrisy. To abstain from ever going to a movie that was completely void of sin would be impossible. We