Bohemian Rhapsody

by Alison

I really enjoyed the new movie about Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Anyone who is familiar with Queen and their lead singer, Freddy Mercury, knows that he had really prominent front teeth, some would say bucked teeth, and the movie didn’t shy away from the issue. A very early scene shows us Freddy trying to get the job of lead singer with a local band. Their response was, “not with those teeth, mate.” My heart just broke for this sensitive guy with jacked up teeth. But we were all heartened when Freddy’s response to this insult was to just belt out a song, and show that he could sing so well that his ugly teeth really didn’t matter.

Freddy Mercury 41f928ebd1e06f80a12809d03460a6d360d39d2b originalThe movie also shows Freddy claiming that he has four extra incisors which make his teeth appear so big. But in every photo that I have seen he had no extra incisors. Indeed I have seen many images of Freddy Mercury with his mouth wide open, if he had extra teeth they were way back, nowhere near the front. You can check out his incisors in this photo I got from a google search. There are two central incisors and two laterals, just like all the other humans have. 

Of course, the question is why didn’t he get his teeth fixed? Apparently, he feared that it would change the way his voice sounded. But he had a funny answer to this in the film. When a reporter asked why he didn’t get his teeth fixed, he said, “I live in the U.K. and I want to fit in.” LOL. 

So if you like Queen go see, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. If you need a good dental office give us a call 703-532-1712

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