1. Boy George’s 1970s Save Me From Suburbia 10/9/16: British pop star Boy George recalls, revisits and assesses how the 1970’s moulded the person and artist he has become. This is his musical, social and sexual coming of age, when he discovered the power of his own sexuality before setting about turning that persona into a popstar. Set against a backdrop of social discord, disenfranchisement and sexual repression, the seventies was also conversely the decade that revelled in colour and creative chaos, giving the world glam rock, disco and punk, and the young George O’Dowd was at the birth of them all. The documentary includes contributions from contemporaries like Martin Degville (Sigue Sigue Sputnik), Andy Polaris (Animal Nightlife), DJ Princess Julia and popstar Marilyn. This is, as George said, ‘the last ever bonkers decade’, and it totally and completely shaped him. Boy George says: ‘I think of the 70’s as being this glorious decade where I discovered who I was and discovered all these amazing things – punk rock, electro music, fashion, all of that. And yeah of course there was that dark side to the 70’s, the rubbish, the strikes, the poverty, and I’d get chased and confronted for the way I looked. But I was a teenager. I didn’t have any time for misery. I was just having a great time with my friends!
2. ITV1 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories 02/17/17: In-Depth Interview with Boy George. Taking the hot seat for the third episode of the latest four-part series is Eighties legend Boy George. So when is it on and what should we expect? Here are all the details… Boy George has always been candid and frightfully honest about his life, so expect to hear more about his Culture Club days when his tempestuous relationship with drummer Jon Moss caused havoc. He will also speak about putting himself in jail in 2009 for falsely imprisoning male escort Audun Carlsen.
George says he regrets the incident — but will not apologise for it, claiming it was fuelled by drugs. The 55-year-old also discusses his battle with heroin, his feud with the late George Michael and paying for the funeral of fellow Eighties star Pete Burns. He will open up about his early life, which has been much less documented. George speaks about his relationship with his violent father and helping his mum through a suicide attempt at the tender age of just eight.
Total Running Time 1 Hour 43 Minutes
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