Worried About the Boy (2010)
There aren’t many movies that change your life or shape your perspective. But this movie singlehandedly did. This has to be one of my favorite movies ever.
Before this movie I knew about Boy George, 80s music and the like but wouldn’t really call myself a fan. After I was completely moved & hooked.
I had no idea of the Blitz club scene, new romantics movement, 80s music, Boy George, Steve Strange, or Marilyn. I was so inspired. I fell in LOVE with the fashion, makeup, music, personalities, lifestyle and it gave a whole new appreciation for a decade of music and style I previously overlooked. It was like looking into a whole new world. Pandora’s box. A domino effect.
I discovered and re-discovered Adam Ant, The Human League, Kraftwerk, , Siouxsie and the Banshees, Visage, Spandeu Ballet Culture Club, David Bowie, and a whole new endless catalog of music thanks to the soundtrack of this movie.
In fact I have listened to little else for the past two months than 80s music lol xD and I’ve only been going to 80s clubbing nights the past few times I’ve been out.
I bought ribbons to braid into my hair, I experiment more with my makeup and now I want to go out and get a whole new wardrobe. I miss that attitude and appreciation that came with expressing yourself and being apart of a movement. I desperately wish I was Blitz/New Romantic.
Most importantly I found a whole new respect for Boy George. I went out and got all of his music, bought his autobiography and the like. I fell in love with him. His life is so fascinating to me. I love his sharp wit, his music, his art, his trend-setting fashion/makeup/style and his way of being a trailblazer, causing controversy in the best way possible. Shaking up gender roles and stereotypes. Paving the way for so many others. I would now definitely consider him one of my idols and heroes.
I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I was moved. The way they filmed this was amazing and in a way I haven’t ever seen before. & Douglas Booth was amazing and beautiful <3
Everyone needs to see this movie!