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(Deadline)   Boy George's movie biopic 'Karma Chameleon' gets red, gold, and green-lighted   (deadline.com) divider line
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2021-04-20 6:16:57 PM  
 Boy George's "The Crying Game" is an outstanding song. Fight me.
 
2021-04-20 8:42:20 PM  
there couldn't be an artist that i gave less a fark about, but i'll watch every music documentary/biography that comes out so I'm sure i'll watch it.    Last summer I was under the weather & proceeded to watch the entire 6 hour grateful dead doc, and when it comes to music if theres one thing I can't tolerate is 20 minute rambling songs influenced by too much heroin and LSD.

It was still interesting.
 
2021-04-20 8:53:14 PM  
I think they came about as a kind of flower child gay pop group from the nascent punk scene. Got incredibly huge and undoubtedly got everything thrown at them even the humanising scene out of Commando was Arne making a joke about them, and you got relationships within the group - this all seems like fertile ground for a great documentary. And boy George seems insufferable which also helps.

It's just that ther music though isn't that great...
 
2021-04-20 8:58:56 PM  

dickfreckle: Boy George's "The Crying Game" is an outstanding song. Fight me.


I'll grant you a great song and good version. He did not write it it was a cover from a 60's song. I think Dave Barry, did it, and jimmy page was apparently one of the session musicians on that recording
 
2021-04-20 9:01:26 PM  

dickfreckle: Boy George's "The Crying Game" is an outstanding song. Fight me.


I like the Dave Berry original better.  But George has good taste in picking a cover.
 
2021-04-20 9:04:46 PM  
Our cat, Major Mess, LOVES that farming song. As in...comes running, yowls along, puffs up in ecstasy, and launches onto my shoulder, so I can better rub her head. Every. Single. Time. In fact, we gave her Karma Puff earlier.

The cat ain't right.
 
2021-04-20 9:11:38 PM  
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2021-04-20 9:11:45 PM  
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I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own
 
2021-04-20 9:25:03 PM  

nigeman: I think they came about as a kind of flower child gay pop group from the nascent punk scene. Got incredibly huge and undoubtedly got everything thrown at them even the humanising scene out of Commando was Arne making a joke about them, and you got relationships within the group - this all seems like fertile ground for a great documentary. And boy George seems insufferable which also helps.

It's just that ther music though isn't that great...


Some of the Culture Clubbers spent time in other high-profile groups as well, like Bow Wow Wow and maybe Adam & the Ants...picturing some of the groups revolving around Malcolm McLaren but not exactly New Romantic
 
2021-04-20 9:27:11 PM  
I didn't think that he could sing that song anymore, not with the line 'I'm a man without conviction.' I suppose he could try, but 'I'm a man who a jury found guilty of assault and false imprisonment' doesn't scan.
 
2021-04-20 10:03:27 PM  
Hopefully they cast Samuel L in the lead role.
 
2021-04-20 10:21:33 PM  

Gordon Bennett: I didn't think that he could sing that song anymore, not with the line 'I'm a man without conviction.' I suppose he could try, but 'I'm a man who a jury found guilty of assault and false imprisonment' doesn't scan.


I don't recall that, I do recall Chameleon being one biatch of an ear worm to kill.
 
2021-04-20 11:49:04 PM  
I'm sure it will do as well as the musical Rosie O'Donnell backed him for on Broadway.
 
2021-04-21 12:02:49 AM  
Fact: Karma Chameleon is about Reconstruction in the American South:

Culture Club - Karma Chameleon (Official Music Video)
Youtube JmcA9LIIXWw
 
2021-04-21 12:27:23 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Fact: Karma Chameleon is about Reconstruction in the American South:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/JmcA9LII​XWw]


no it's about the future

BnB & Culture Club
Youtube YFB5H-dq2vo
 
2021-04-21 2:51:10 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Fact: Karma Chameleon is about Reconstruction in the American South:

[YouTube video: Culture Club - Karma Chameleon (Official Music Video)]


The song is definitely about dealing with a manipulative lover, the video is a little more interesting, for various reasons.

That said I found the video interesting personally as a white/Spanish Caribbean dude married to a black chick straight from the English Caribbean. (mostly white) People here in NY would wonder out loud why we chose New Orleans for our honeymoon spot but to us it was like of course, it's literally the epicenter of creole culture in the US, and we're mixin de pot so to speak.
 
2021-04-21 3:03:05 AM  
^^^ also as a totally straight guy who has a soft spot for period pieces and showtunes, I loved the costumes. Just saying.
 
2021-04-21 3:13:09 AM  
 
2021-04-21 8:24:03 AM  
Met him in a pub in Camden town circa 1998, he complimented my gf at the time on her make-up, seemed a nice guy
 
2021-04-21 8:39:02 AM  
Country Dick Montana (RIP) of the Beat Farmers did a fun Karma Chameleon cover.

Also, Boy Georges' book "Take It Like A Man" is  really interesting read.
 
2021-04-21 9:25:34 AM  
I'll watch this, but I'd be way more interested in an Adam & The Ants biopic.
 
2021-04-21 9:38:29 AM  
I remember the squares trying to justify liking Boy George: "He's not gay, he's just British!"
 
2021-04-21 10:55:00 AM  
I grew up attending a school where smear the queer was taught and a regular part of gym class. Most of my peer group stopped listening to Elton when they figured out he was gay. I had no interactions with out gay folks until I moved to the bustling metropolis of Indianapolis (bless each one of them for putting up with my naivety).

George was a step in the process of evolution for a lot of country kids like me in the day.

I don't identify as gay, but I always appreciate those who are different and own it. We (and sometimes I)  will never not need that kind of example.
 
2021-04-21 12:25:16 PM  
The Thames looks nothing like the Mississippi.
 
2021-04-21 1:05:50 PM  
I would have been keenly interested in the Boy George biopic in 1985.

Now, though I still listen to some music produced in the 1980's, Boy George hasn't been on the play list in decades.
 
2021-04-21 1:12:43 PM  

invictus2: AliceBToklasLives: Fact: Karma Chameleon is about Reconstruction in the American South:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/JmcA9LII​XWw]

no it's about the future

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"I'm pretty cool, Beavis, but I can't change the future."

Beavis and Butthead is a national treasure.
 
2021-04-21 1:21:11 PM  
Hey, it has lyrics about him in it....
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing [1985]
Youtube 9MkIY_4k-QM
 
2021-04-22 4:50:56 AM  

Gordon Bennett: I didn't think that he could sing that song anymore, not with the line 'I'm a man without conviction.' I suppose he could try, but 'I'm a man who a jury found guilty of assault and false imprisonment' doesn't scan.


Yeah, chaining a rent boy to a radiator really didn't help his image.
 
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