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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

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 ... Caroline (as Elizabeth Lowe)
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Storyline

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:

Worried About the Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Manchester, England, UK

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Red Production Company See more »
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Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Boy George: I'm not a drug addict, I'm a drag addict.
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 14 May 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

White Boy
Written by Boy George
Performed by Culture Club
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real admirable
31 July 2013 | by VincentiuSee 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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