Published 2021-10-01
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Bohemian Rhapsody - Mary Austin's plot in Bryan Singer's film

The romantic and touching story of Mary Austin and Freddie Mercury, which is also featured in Bryan Singer's four Oscar-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody, began in the late 1960s when Queen guitarist Brian May and Mercury were frequent visitors to a popular London fashion store, later known worldwide as "Boutique Biba". Mary was working as a saleswoman at the store and was just 19 years old when Freddie, then a shy 24-year-old, at one point dared to ask her out.

Bohemian Rhapsody - Mary Austin's plot in Bryan Singer's film

"Love of My Life" - a song for Mary Austin

Mary Austin and Freddie immediately bonded over something special. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved in together and remained in an official relationship for 6 consecutive years. Despite their mutual affection and respect, Austin felt and knew throughout this time that Mercury was not being honest with himself. However, this fact remained unconfirmed. At the time, moreover, Freddie's orientation was neither questioned nor addressed. The musician even dedicated the song "Love of My Life" to his partner. However, finally in 1976 Mercury confessed to Mary the truth about his preference and admitted that he had repeatedly cheated on her with different men.

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