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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 95 MIN | 2005

GEORGE MICHAEL: A DIFFERENT STORY

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Singer and star George Michael gives a brutally honest guided tour of his life in Southan Morris’ documentary George Michael: A Different Story. From his humble beginnings in Hertfordshire, England to the zenith of his fame to the legal battles with his label to the infamous public toilet incident, George candidly speaks about every professional and personal gain—and loss. In this film, he reunites on camera with his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley for their first on-camera interview in 20 years. The two discuss working together and the band’s farewell concert. Moving on, George goes solo and becomes a bona fide pop star releasing the hit albums Faith, Listen Without Prejudice, Older, and Patience. While retracing his catapult to stardom, George discusses not only the heights of his celebrity, but also how his ego affected him and the challenge of balancing his personal and professional life. The usually private man talks openly about his Brazilian boyfriend, Anselmo, their incredible relationship, and its tragic end when Anselmo died of AIDS. One of Michael’s most poignant confessions is that while Anselmo was dying he was performing at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. Moments such as these define this film. Though George himself was closely involved with the making of the film, it is far from a glossy fluff piece. Much of the professional praise that he receives from those interviewed, including Elton John, Boy George, Mariah Carey, and Sting, are countered with critical observations about the man. More than a music documentary, George Michael: A Different Story is a riveting on screen confessional about a man living in the public eye while existing in a private world.
Film Information
Year: 2005
Length: 95 minutes
Language: English
Country: U.K.
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits
Special Note

About the Director(s)
Southan Morris is a well-respected BBC-trained director/ producer with a string of award-winning credits to his name. While at the BBC, Morris worked on a wide range of programs, including the BAFTA-nominated Ruby Wax: American Pie and Full Wax. His other credits include The Sound of Music Children, an original documentary for ITV that won the New York Film Festival Award in 2000. In 2004, Morris directed Men in Tights, about eight shipyard workers from Newcastle who temporarily give up their day jobs to take their place on stage alongside the English National Ballet.

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