The Culture Club singer is moving from London to Los Angeles, and he believes you’ll want to follow the action. Boy George and his manager Paul Kemsley are teaming Bunim/Murray Prods and producer Cindy Cowan to develop a docuseries chronicling said relocation. The trio will exec produce along with Bunim/Murray’s Gil Goldschein and Jeff Jenkins. Plans call for shooting to begin this summer when the singer arrives in L.A. “If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see,” Boy George said in announcing the project. “Why now — why not? Why me — who else?”
If you need to be told who Boy George is, you didn’t live through the early 1980s. He and his band Culture Club racked up a string of hit singles starting with “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” and including “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” and the stateside No. 1 smash “Karma Chameleon” (check out the Beat Farmers’ cover of that one sometime). Then-nascent MTV glommed on to Boy George’s then-outrageous androgynous persona, and stars were born. A decade later, he scored a solo hit with the title song from Neil Jordan’s thriller The Crying Game.
Bunim/Murray is behind such hit franchises as Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Project Runway and The Real World. “Boy George is a musical and cultural icon, and it’s about time someone captured his story,” said Goldschein, Chairman and CEO of BMP. “We are experts in producing celeb-reality docuseries, and we couldn’t be more excited with the opportunity to tell this story with the right broadcast partner.”