So I have “known” of Georgy Girl since I was child. My mom has had this album by The Seekers for forever. She would let me borrow her records and along with the Mamas and Papas this record always came to my room with me. I don’t recall many of the other songs on this album except maybe one or two others, but Georgy Girl I would listen to over and over again. I would sing and dance along with this song and at my young age feel they were talking about me. Can you tell who didn’t have high self esteem as a kid? LOL! Here’s the song if you are interested.
Well when I grew older I learned from my mom the song was for a movie called Georgy Girl, that I found out when I grew even older was based off of a book called Georgy Girl. My mom told me about the movie and well, I had to watch it. It was from the 1960s, it was British, and it was that corny camp kind of movie I love, so I HAD to watch it. Speaking of watching, and totally off the topic, the other day I watched a video online of Soleil Moon Frye dressed up as Punky Brewster…as in at her age now, to say thanks to her million Twitter followers. It was a bit corny and camp as well. Don’t know why that came to mind. But moving back to Georgy Girl.
*Warning, I am going to talk about the movie so there are spoilers ahead.* So in short this movie is a about a girl named Georgy, third person to the right in the picture, who lives with her best friend Meredith, second person to the right. Meredith dates Jos, first person on the left. Georgy’s parents work for James, guy on the right, because basically they fell on hard times and he hired them as help in his mansion, oh did I mention James was rich, and he helped raise Georgy by paying for schooling for her and making a studio for her in his house so she can give dance classes to children. So the going thing in the movie is Georgy is a fat ugly nobody while Meredith is a thin sexy somebody. Jos comes over to pick Meredith up for dates and sometimes has to wait while Meredith is out on another date. During this time Georgy keeps him company. They are friends even though he calls her names like Fat Face and constantly remarks on her large body…which is easily a 12-14 in US sizing. Well while all that is going on, James…the rich guy, is dealing with the fact that not only is his wife ill and refusing to go to the doctor for help but try to heal herself on her own but he also is seeing he cares for Georgy in more than a fatherly way. One night when she shows up for a party he gives her a shocking proposal that she avoids giving her answer on for a while. She avoids James as much as possible while she deals with new issues popping up in her life with a pregnancy, a marriage, a divorce, an adoption, a death, and then another marriage. Whew, girl is busy. In the end Georgy ends up kind of where she wanted. I feel she would have preferred a different outcome but it gave her what she wanted…kind of.
I know I left out some of the bits and pieces, but I figured I would just in case you want to watch the movie. And since I aim to please, here’s the movie. You can either watch it down below or click here for a slightly bigger screen or so you can watch it full screen. It’s a little over an hour and half. Enjoy. If you like old movies, British movies, or old British movies you’ll love Georgy Girl.
Yeah, I know the video window is big, but I didn’t want to mess up the viewing of the movie if you decided to watch it on my blog. So I sacrifice for all of you. Talk to you guys soon. Be good until then.