First off, I wanted to personally thank both of you for taking the time out of your day to chat with us about your newly released docuseries, Boston George: Famous Without the Fortune.
Georgette: Thanks so much for having us!
Chris: Thanks for the opportunity to talk about or favorite outlaw George Jung!
Q: To kick things off, how did the both of you first come to meet ‘Boston’ George Jung?
Chris: Georgette called me and asked if I knew who George Jung was and immediately, I responded with absolutely! From there George signed over his rights to us and then we were off and running. We didn’t know how much time we were going to have with George (because of his lifestyle) so our first priority was to turn on the camera.
Q: Are there any unique aspects of George that you believe the series best explores? Many seem to have this pre-conceived notion of who George was after witnessing Johnny Depp’s portrayal of him in Ted Demme’s Blow (2001).
Georgette: Absolutely. George is a poet, a dreamer, an existentialist. Yes, he was an outlaw, but never opted to the use of guns or violence. This Docuseries takes the viewers on a trip into the psyche of the one and only, George Jung, the small-town boy who went on to make 100 million dollars.
Chris: The reality of his life after prison. The reason for our title, Famous Without the Fortune, is that he had nothing, but we couldn’t enter a restaurant without people recognizing him and lining up for an autograph.
Q: What is your favorite Boston George story? This could be a story that he’s told you both directly, or a tale that you’ve heard through grapevine.
Georgette: My favorite story would have to be one from George himself. George told me that sometime in the late 70s, he was in the bathroom at the San Francisco Airport and heard someone snorting cocaine in the stall next to him. He said, “hey, I bet mine is better,” and when they both walked out of their stalls, it was Jerry Garcia. We just happened to be sitting at an airport having a Bloody Mary together at the time, so it made the story that much better.
Chris: George was not the type of guy who carried a gun but he was shot multiple times and he shared the intimate spot where a bullet was still there (in his butt) It was an experience for our DP Benton Inscoe! I can’t help but laugh when I think of this scene.
Q: Now that the first two episodes of the series have been released, are there any teasers or hints that you’d like to drop going into the final three episodes of the docuseries? Personally, I think viewers are in for one wild ride!
Georgette: That’s right, buckle up, people! The whole series is a trip into the past that weaves you in and out with George’s present. The stories of drug running from Mexico to California, across the country, a wave of sex, drug’s, rock n roll shared within the series that have never been told. The ultimate tale of the Outlaw American dream.
Chris: There is a story of him living on a DEA undercover boat in Ep 4 that is funny. I laugh out loud when they talk about the dog.
Q: Can we expect any new projects from the both of you in the future? Can’t wait to see what comes next!
Georgette: Yes! We’re hoping to begin production on the Boston George podcast soon. We have over 100 hours of footage logged from our Boston George journey. One of our hardest feats of the project was having to take out stories, individuals we filmed with along the way, etc. With the podcast, we’ll have no limits and have no plan to hold anything back!
Chris: My focus is the creation of the BG Podcast to give the fans even more details inside the life of George Jung. We have 70tb of interviews/footage so there are so many unheard stories from George.
Q: To wrap things up, is there a way that fans of the series could reach out to you?
Georgette: Yes! My via our Boston George Instagram @bostongeorgejung or feel free to reach out to me on my personal handle, @gettesetta
Chris: Follow us on IG & FB @BostonGeorgeJung and personally at @el_chesson
On behalf of Fandor, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to speak with us about Boston George: Famous Without the Fortune! We’re very excited to see what the future has in store for the both of you.
Georgette: Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to it as well. Words can’t express the gratitude we have to our crew, and all the individuals involved in making this happen. The final chapter to the Outlaw American Dream.
Chris: Thank you and thank to everyone who made this possible. We are excited to share with everyone after many years of work.
Boston George: Famous Without the Fortune is now available to stream at www.fandor.com