Monday, February 15, 2010

Boy George's Life to be Turned Into TV Movie

"Boy George's story is coming to the small screen - the BBC is turning the Culture Club frontman's colorful life into a TV drama. The one-off special will revisit the singer's career from club cloakroom attendant to 1980s gender-bending icon," reports Aceshowbiz. "Two supporting cast members have already signed up for the project, British actor Mathew Horne will play Culture Club drummer Jon Moss. Popular actor Marc Warren will take on the role of scene trend setter Steve Strange. The drama will chronicle the early days of Culture Club, who went on to sell 22 million albums worldwide."

Culture Club scored a global hit in over a dozen countries with the release of "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", taken from their 1982 debut album, "Kissing to be Clever". Unbelievably the album was NOT a Top 10 hit in the US. It peaked at #14 in March 1983. In total, the album spent 88 weeks on Billboard's Album chart.

The follow-up single, "Time (Clock of the Heart)", became a US #2 and UK Top 3 hit. This song has an interesting history because initially it appeared ONLY on the US version of the album. Subsequent UK pressings of "Kissing to be Clever" included "Time (Clock of the Heart)". Culture Club had another Top 10 hit on Billboard in the US with "I'll Tumble 4 Ya". It peaked at #9.

Enjoy the Culture Club music videos below! 

WATCH: Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

WATCH: Culture Club - Time (Clock Of The Heart)

WATCH: Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya