Sunday, 16 May 2010

Worried About The Boy

I'm really looking forward to a bit of TV this evening. Not only is it the semi-finals of Over The Rainbow when another Dorothy will be flung up into the heavens on her moon, but the BBC is airing it's Boy George documentary Worried About The Boy. Having been a massive fan of Boy Geroge and Culture Club back in the day this comes as a treat. Boy George was 'the' pop rebel of the 80's who defined the flamboyant fashions of that decade. He took androgyny and club fashion into the mainstream and found massive world wide success with his music. However it all came crashing down in the late 80's when Boy George became hooked on heroin, an addiction which tarnished his early success and tore apart Culture Club. What followed was numerous embarrassing arrests, including one in 2005 for falsely reporting a burglary. I am expecting this to all play out well in this 90-minute dramatisation of the controversial singer’s early years and hope it celebrates more of the legends music than celebrity.

Seventeen-year-old unknown Douglas Booth has been cast as Boy George while Gavin & Stacey’s Mathew Horne plays Culture Club drummer Jon Moss who was in a relationship with the lead singer during the height of the bands success. We also get taken back to the infamous Blitz club where we meet Steve Strange, Marilyn, Malcolm McLaren and many other familiar faces of London's then clubbing and fashion scene. Worried About The Boy is sure to be a great Sunday night in for any fan of the 80's. Hope to see you all in front of your TV screens tonight.

Worried About The Boy is on BBC TWO this evening at 9 pm

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