synopsis for The Bohemian

Have you ever wondered about the words in the Queen hit BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY? This is my attempt to tell the story behind the song. Set in England in the 1970s, 18 yr old Charlie is on a mission to find the answers to questions about his life and the world around him. Who was the mysterious man who fathered him, Scaramouche? Where does Galileo the lion and Magnifico the ringmaster fit into the great scheme of things? How will he ever find SOMEBODY TO LOVE and who is the enchanting KILLER QUEEN? This is a love story for everyone. A musical film featuring many Queen classics to keep you rocking in your seats.


Excerpt from the script.

EXT. THE STREET. DAY
Charlie and Stewart are walking and carrying their 
schoolbooks playfully fighting each other. Charlie 
jumps on Stewart's back and he runs until he gets to a 
bus stop. Standing a the bus stop are two more of their 
friends.
 
ANDY who is eighteen and tries to be cool by watching 
others and mimicking them and JOE who is also eighteen 
going on thirteen and never seems to say the right thing. 
Stewart just finds him annoying they have an ongoing 
banter that never stops.
 
CHARLIE
Alright lads, 

ANDY
Don't speak to me, I'm not awake yet.
 
JOE
How's it going Charlie? 

CHARLIE
That's a stupid question.

JOE
(Confused)
Oh.
 
STEWART
Where's Steve?

JOE
Du' know. 

ANDY
Sweaty Betty's. 

ALL
SLAG!
 
ANDY
At least HE'S getting sommet, more than we can say, man.
  
JOE
Speak for yourself.
 
STEWART
Shagging the cat don't count man.
 
JOE
Piss off! Eh, any of you lot seen Daisy Linton lately? 

ANDY
She's a bloke.
 
JOE
Not any more she ain't, she's got perky tits and they're real.

ANDY
How do you know they're real?

JOE
(moving his fingers)
I FELL into her the other day.
 
ANDY
How would YOU know what real tits feel like? 

STEWART
Course he'd know, his mom still breastfeeds him. 

They all laugh except Joe.
 
JOE
Har har, very funny. You know what, I need a woman 
badly. 

STEWART
Why, you tired of your mom? 

JOE
No, I'm tired of YOUR mom.
 
CHARLIE/ANDY
Oooh!
 
Stewart goes over to playfully attack Joe.
Charlie ignores them as a car goes by slowly. A very 
pretty girl (Rebecca) is sitting in the back seat, she 
looks up at Charlie and their eyes meet. Charlie walks 
a few steps along with the car as they are both looking 
at each other, He nods to her, then waves, she pretends 
to ignore him.  The car drives off and Charlie stops 
and watches it disappear. 

ANDY
Hey Chas, where you going? 

CHARLIE
Can anybody find me somebody to love? 

Charlie begins to sing SOMEBODY TO LOVE the others join 
in.

CHARLIE (CONT'D)
EACH MORNING I GET UP I DIE A LITTLE CAN BARELY STAND ON 
MY FEET (TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF)TAKE A LOOK IN THE 
MIRROR AND CRY LORD WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO ME I HAVE TO 
SPEND ALL MY YEARS IN BELIEVING YOU BUT I JUST CAN'T 
GET NO RELIEF LORD
SOMEBODY (SOMEBODY) OOOH SOMEBODY (SOMEBODY) CAN ANYBODY 
FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE?

CHARLIE/ALL
WORK HARD (HE WORKS HARD) EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE I WORK 
TILL I ACHE MY BONES AT THE END (AT THE END OF THE DAY) 
I TAKE HOME MY HARD EARNED PAY ALL ON MY OWN I GET 
DOWN (DOWN) ON MY KNEES (KNEES) AND I START TO PRAY 
(PRAISE THE LORD) 'TIL THE TEARS RUN DOWN FROM MY EYES
LORD SOMEBODY (SOMEBODY) OOOH SOMEBODY (PLEASE) CAN 
ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE?

The Bus arrives and they board it. The song continues. 

INT. BUS. DAY

CHARLIE/ALL
(HE WANTS HELP) EVERY DAY - I TRY AND I TRY AND I 
TRY - BUT EVERYBODY WANTS TO PUT ME DOWN THEY SAY I'M 
GOING CRAZY THEY SAY I GOT A LOT OF WATER IN MY BRAIN 
GOT NO COMMON SENSE (HE'S)I GOT NOBODY LEFT TO 
BELIEVE YEAH - YEAH YEAH YEAH OOOH SOMEBODY (SOMEBODY) 
CAN ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE? (ANYBODY FIND 
ME SOMEONE TO LOVE) GOT NO FEEL I GOT NO RHYTHM I JUST 
KEEP LOSING MY BEAT (YOU JUST KEEP LOSING AND LOSING) 
I'M OK I'M ALRIGHT (HE'S ALRIGHT) I AIN'T GONNA FACE 
NO DEFEAT I JUST GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PRISON CELL ONE 
DAY I'M GONNA BE FREE LORD

As the song continues the rest of the passengers on the 
bus join in the lines.
 
ALL/PASSENGERS
FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND 
ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME 
SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME 
SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME 
SOMEBODY TO LOVE FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE SOMEBODY, 
SOMEBODY, SOMEBODY, SOMEBODY, SOMEBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY 
FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, CAN ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY 
TO LOVE. FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE. FIND ME SOMEBODY TO 
LOVE. FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE. FIND ME FIND ME FIND ME 
FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE. SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME 
SOMEBODY TO LOVE...

After the song they all sit silently on the bus. Charlie 
looks out of the window. A poster is stuck to the window 
next to Stewart so he tears it off.

ANDY
College stinks!

JOE
Like my grannie.

CHARLIE
I gotta get out of college, I need money, I gotta find myself 
a job.
 
STEWART
Hey man, there could be jobs here.

Joe takes it from him.
 
JOE
Yeah, but the wages'll be naf. 

STEWART
More then we're making now. What do you think Man?

Charlie is miles away looking out of the window.
 
CHARLIE
Mm?

STEWART
D'you Fancy working at a carnival then, you could be the 
tight rope walker? 

ANDY
(Smiling)
Think of the talent (women)
 
JOE/STEWART
Girls! 

Charlie comes back to the land of the living. 

CHARLIE
What are you talking about?

Stewart hands him the flyer. 

STEWART
The circus has come to town.

Charlie looks at the flyer and is suddenly very 
interested.
 
CHARLIE
We could be bohemians.

ANDY
What the hell? 

They look at him like he's flipped.

CHARLIE
A bohemian. . .thatís a roving Gypsy, someone who lives 
and acts with no regard for conventional rules of 
behavior, doesn't that sound cool? 

JOE
A gypsy? I'd rather be a supper hero like Captain Marvel.
 
STEWART
You just wanna wear tights!

They all laugh except Charlie who is dreaming about being 
a bohemian

CHARLIE
(To himself)
A bohemian.

Andy realizes that they have just gone by their bus stop.
 
ANDY
If we're going to be bohemians, that was our stop.
 
CHARLIE
(Jumping up)
Come on.
 
They all rush quickly down the bus, on the way Joe 
pretends to be a superhero. He jump off the bus like a 
superhero, falls and hurts himself, they all follow and 
pick him up making all manner of noise.
 
STEWART
Super hero.  .Superhaha






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