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Worried About the Boy (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  16 May 2010 (UK)
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In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter,who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy Blitz Club where George gets a job in the cloakroom but George is unlucky in his relationships with men until he meets wannabe musician Kirk. Through Kirk George meets the handsome drummer Jon Moss,on whom he develops a crush, but sacked by the Blitz and spurned by Kirk,George turns to Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren to further his music career. George's spell with McLaren's group Bow Wow Wow is short but fan Mikey North is impressed and asks George to sing in a group he is forming,where George again meets Jon. They will have an affair and the group will become the very successful Culture Club. Four years later, however, hounded by the tabloid press amid stories of his drug addiction, an unhappy George turns to Jon for advice on his future. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Boy George: I can look good in anything.
Marilyn: Anything?
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 14 May 2010 (2010) See more »

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Go Wild in the Country
Written by Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Dave Calhoun and Malcolm McLaren
Performed by Bow Wow Wow
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great performances, music, and visuals.
17 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was born in 1991, so i missed out on the 80's, which really frustrates me, because i really wish i could have been part of it. I felt like i kind of was watching this, i thought it captured essences of it really well. Although i wasn't around for the 80's, i know a lot of my stuff about the era, having listened to all the music and loved it, and watched many things. I thought Douglas Booth did a fantastic job playing the role of George. He made it extremely moving to watch, and i cannot believe he is only 17. He really demonstrated his wonderful talent, and will no doubt have a very successful career. Mark Gatiss was another performance that was just basically outstanding, playing the role of Malcolm Mclaren, he was brilliant, i thought he had him down to a tee, he really showed a lot of his characteristics. Then again, i have always found him to be a great character actor. Mat Horne playing Jon moss, i thought was an interesting choice, but i thought he carried it off brilliantly. And i can't forget Marc Warren as Steve Strange. Imspired. He was amazing. The music was used in a very clever way during this programme, not just a load of well known 80s tracks thrown in for good measure, like most 80s programmes we see nowadays. I think every track was so appropriate to the scene it was used in. Also, i was very surprised to hear 'Hiroshima mon amour' playing in the opening titles, it was great. Overall, i thought the visuals were fantastic. The Blitz club sequences were ace, and the outfits were very 80s (and it really is all coming back). I thought this programme was a refreshing TV experience, and i myself, thoroughly enjoyed it. It was funny, yet really moving. All in all a great show.


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