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Worried About the Boy (2010)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | TV Movie 16 May 2010
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The story of Boy George, the famous androgynous lead singer of the band, Culture Club.

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Julian Jarrold

Writer:

Tony Basgallop
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Booth ... George
Jonny Burt Jonny Burt ... Roy Hay
Mathew Horne ... Jon Moss
Dean Fagan Dean Fagan ... Mikey Craig
Andy Quine Andy Quine ... Career's Advisor
Francis Magee ... Jerry O'Dowd
Daniel Wallace Daniel Wallace ... Christopher
Suzanne Nichole Preston ... Mo
Freddie Fox ... Marilyn
Nicola Potts Nicola Potts ... Dawn
Hannah Harford Hannah Harford ... Sarah
Marc Warren ... Steve Strange
Neil Toon Neil Toon ... Rusty Egan
Richard Madden ... Kirk Brandon
Lucy Lowe Lucy Lowe ... 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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Biography | Drama | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy George See more »

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Red Production Company See more »
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Jon Moss visited the set from time to time. See more »

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Christopher: TBH... To Be HAD!
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Featured in Worried About the Boy: Behind the Scenes (2010) See more »

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Vienna
Written by Midge Ure
Performed by Ultravox
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Gorgeous boy
17 May 2010 | by delilah55See all my reviews

Douglas Booth made an utterly stunning and very watchable Boy George, capturing his sharp witted and ultimately rather romantic character without ever resorting to campness or cliché. I enjoyed this drama for the gorgeous recreation of what must have been a fascinating time in London's cultural history and the fabulous design of the costumes and sets. But even though the dialogue at times sparkled (special mention here for Freddie Fox playing a magnificent Marilyn) it was rather a case of style over substance. The story just felt very thin and although there were some surprisingly touching moments (with Kirk as well as John Moss) there just didn't seem enough story here to sustain an hour and a half. I felt the addict section of the story really limped along and felt underdeveloped and unnecessary in particular. However they did a good job of making the characters engaging and likable and for that reason it was worth the hour and a half spent with them. I just would have liked to have seen a bit more of events, and also a bit more about George's motivations - what made him who he was.


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