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Worried About the Boy (2010)

The story of Boy George, the famous androgynous lead singer of the band, Culture Club.

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Dean Fagan ...
Mikey Craig
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Jerry O'Dowd
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Christopher
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Dawn
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Sarah
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Caroline (as Elizabeth Lowe)
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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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Many clothes that Douglas Booth and Mathew Horne are wearing are original clothes, kindly provided by Boy George and Jon Moss themselves. See more »

Quotes

Jon Moss: [off screen, knocking at the door] George? Are you in there? George?
Boy George: [fixes his hair, opens the door, Jon slightly turns his head to show an injury] What happened to you?
Jon Moss: The bitch went for me.
[George lets him in]
Jon Moss: [cut to George, tending Jon's wound, Jon grimacing slightly at the painful touch] She thinks I spend more time with you than I do with her.
Boy George: Give her a triangle, stick her in the band and then she can see you day and night.
Jon Moss: She's jealous.
Boy George: Of what?
Jon Moss: Of you, you muppet.
Jon Moss: She thinks I fancy ...
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Connections

Featured in Worried About the Boy: Behind the Scenes (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Written by Boy George
Performed by Culture Club
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real admirable
31 July 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is a really good film for the science to not be only illustration of a period and image of a star. it is interesting, captivating, seductive. because it presents spirit of a time not only portrait of an artist. but key of this smart construction is the extraordinary art of Douglas Booth to sustain a heavy and complex character. he is the key. and the star in this story about ambition, identity and basic foundation of success. it is a sensitive/delicate work. and this fact is essential in the competition against many other biographic movies. it is not a film for fans and not at all introduction in 1980 years. it is, in fact, a demonstration of courage and inspiration. and admirable circle from different small pieces who can be parts of testimony about an unique form of liberty.


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