Boy George Bio-pic MGM Movie Announced
►May 29th 2019 It’s a good time to be in the musical biopic train! Just announced today by MGM studios Boy George & Culture Club are getting a bio-pic movie. It was just announced today that MGM will produce the film based on the life of Boy George, It will be written and directed by Sacha Gervasi. The movie will feature the humble beginnings of a young man who knew he was destined for fame. It’ll follow his upbringing, his coming-of-age, his battle with his sexuality — all the good stuff that we have seen in the other popular biopics. Unlike Mercury and John, Boy George has had more fun with the tabloids joking to be the first drag queen to win a Grammy Award "Thank you America, you got good taste, style, and know a good drag queen when you see one," George said at the Grammy's as Culture Club won the Best New Artist Award (via satellite from England). While today that may not sound outlandish, in 1984, as highlighted by a New York Times article at the time, some Americans didn't know what to do with George and his gender-nonconformity. Or the time Culture Club debuted on Top of The Pops for the first time. The headlines read" Was it a boy? or Was it a girl?" You can expect this to spice things up a bit.
Written and Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Producer: Kevin King Templeton & Paul Kemsley
Executive Producer George O'Dowd & Jessica De Rothchild
►George had a fun tweet today as well with this announcement!
Boy George & Culture Club sign a deal with Primary Wave
►May 28th 2019 Boy George believes he has lost hundreds of millions in royalty fees over the decades and wants to stop the bleeding.
Culture Club are linking up with independent music publishing firm Primary Wave to recoup the rights — and future profits — to hit songs like “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”.
In a deal to be announced, Primary Wave will announce an undisclosed stake in Culture Club’s limited rights to its music in exchange for marketing the award-winning band’s songs — and attempting to win back its remaining copyrights.
Music publisher BMG, which owns the band’s publishing rights, would be one target, sources said.The new deal comes at an opportune time as Culture Club and Boy George plan to go on a world tour in 2020. Additionally, MGM is making a film on Boy George, whose androgynous looks and soulful voice captivated the ‘1980s.
“My songs are very precious to me,” Boy George told The Post. “They are the story of my life. I wanted to partner with Primary Wave as they respect the legacy but also understand I want the songs heard.”
“Let’s be honest, he’s just f—ing cool, he was very, very original and ahead of his time,” his manager Kemsley said. “He’s more than just a singer, he’s an icon. He’s a trailblazer. I’m expecting big things.”
Culture Club's single"Runaway Train"Gets B-Listed
►May 25th 2019 The new single Runway Train by Boy George & Culture Club (Feat Gladys Knight) is now on BBC Radio 2 playlist were it debuted this week. The single was released on May 1st 2019. Let’s hope it enters the official singles chart, it deserves to be a big hit for Culture Club.
Boy George attends UK premiere Rocket Man
►May 20th 2019 With the new Elton Jon movie coming out on May 31st. Boy George was at the London premiere with his friend Vangelis Ploydorou. With the huge success of the last biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody about the British Rock Band Queen. Our next big bio pic is scheduled for our very own Boy George which MGM studio pictures will be developing a script and casting will be done soon for this amazing movie to come. George is very excited at the moment about the bio picture that will be filmed about him and Culture Club.
George Storms off the set of The Voice
►May 19th, 2019 "The Voice Australia" was back on Sunday night for season eight, and coach George brought the house down with drama.
Boy George stormed off the set during the show's blind auditions phase after a testy exchange with one of the contestants.
Twenty-year-old Daniel Shaw had just finished a performance of "Beneath Your Beautiful" accompanied by piano, and all of the coaches had pressed the "I Want You" button. But things got tense when George asked Daniel contestant if he played guitar.
"Can you play guitar"? George asked
"I can play guitar but no one really cares if I play guitar," Shaw responded.
"No one cares?" George asked while the man shook his head.
George said "I do."
"What a rude thing to say"
"I think after that comment, go with Delta," he went on, referring to fellow coach Delta Goodrem before eventually storming off the stage.
Boy George & Culture Club are back on the charts at No. 1
►May 15th 2019 - Boy George & Culture Club are No.1 with their single "Life" on the LGBTQ music charts. The single has been on the LGBTQ charts for over 19 weeks already and is going down to be a Culture Club classic with the LGBTQ community. This has got to be one of Culture Club's best new songs. With the success of the single going to the No.1 spot, Culture Club is also debuting on the LGBTQ chart at No.5 this week as a new chart entry for "Runaway Train" (Feat Gladys Knight). Now you can vote each week for either song. Thanks for voting!
Vote this week https://lgbtqmusicchart.uk/lgbtq-music-chart-voting/