Captivating, internationally acclaimed biopic from British director, Julian Jarrold, which captures the true life story of George O'Dowd, the iconoclast who would eventually become known as Boy George. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes footage featuring Boy George and interviews with star Douglas Booth and director Jarrold.
FROM MAN TO BOY, BOY TO ICON: THIS MAY, FOCUS WORLD AND ENTERTAINMENT ONE PRESENT THE DRAMATIZED, TRUE LIFE STORY OF 80's POP MUSIC SENSATION BOY GEORGE, FEATURING CULTURE CLUB HITS
Worried About the Boy
Boy George has made more than a few headlines, but the years before his Top of the Pops debut in 1982 are less well-known. This May, join Focus World and Entertainment One for Worried About the Boy, a captivating, internationally acclaimed biopic from British director, Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane), which captures the true life story of George O'Dowd, the iconoclast who would eventually become known as Boy George. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes footage featuring Boy George and interviews with star Douglas Booth ("Pillars of the Earth") and director Jarrold.
In this truthful drama, winner of a 2011 BAFTA TV Award for Best Costume Design and featuring a soundtrack replete with Culture Club's greatest hits ,Booth - named Screen International's 2011 Star of Tomorrow -- brings a powerful performance to the screen, backed by a stellar cast, including Marc Warren (Vampire Killers, Planet 51). As George leaves home to join a new fashion movement in Central London, his world is turned upside down when he realizes his dream of music stardom. But with all the drugs, love, fashion and glamour that accompany the celebrity lifestyle, can George really find the happiness he so desperately craves? From living in a squat, attending the Blitz Club, falling in and out of love - Worried About the Boy is a compassionate portrait of a much-loved icon.
Run time: 91 mins.
Street: May 22
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May 4, 2012, 7:03 am - PR