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Boy Culture (2007)

Director: Q. Allen Brocka     Starring: Darryl Stephens
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Format: DVD
Sku: 204735308
UPC: 807839002928
UPC 14: 00807839002928
Category Keywords: Adaptation
Rating: NR
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Sex Pays. Love Costs.
Boy Culture is the candid confession of "X," a wildly successful male escort. After ten years of sex-for-pay, "X" gets romantically entangled with his two hot roommates and a reclusive elderly client, Gregory. But before Gregory will agree to sex, he tells an unsetting love story spanning fifty years and dares "X" to try something he hasn't felt in years: emotion.

Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Matthew Rettenmund and directed by Q. Allan Brocka (writer of Eating Out 1 & 2), Boy Culture takes on issues of sexual mores and emotional risk with a witty and incisive voice, revealing the leap of faith that love demands.

"Crisp and funny!  Beth Accomando, KPBS Radio San Diego
"Sleek, absorbing drama! A cerebral blend of insight, wit and raunchy self awareness.  Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"Bristles with intrigue and sensitivity.  Metro Times
"Thought provoking, emotionally penetrating, super witty, intense and revealing film. Go see this movie!  Misty Eyes,
"...Q. Allan Brocka's master thesis!  San Diego Gay & Lesbian Times

Editor's Note
Based on the novel by Matthew Rettenmund, this award-winning film follows the exploits of a male escort named X as he finds himself getting into entanglements with his two attractive roommates, as well as an older client who teaches him that he doesn't know everything about life and love.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Tla Releasing
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/10/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 181
Video UPC UPC: 00807839002928
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.77:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Darryl Stephens
Video Cast Info Derek Magyar
Video Cast Info George Jonson
Video Cast Info Patrick Bauchau
Video Cast Info Cecil Gentry - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jenny Hinkey, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Joshua Hess - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Matthew Rettenmund - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Philip Pierce - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Phillip J. Bartell - Editor
Video Cast Info Q. Allan Brocka - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Q. Allan Brocka - Director

Professional Reviews 7 of 10
One of the more literate and substantial gay-themed movies to come along in a while, Boy Culture (based on the equally intriguing novel by Matthew Rettenmund), looks at issues of sex, love, and commitment through a unique lens: the eyes of a hustler...Shot in grainy DV over 19 days in a very cloudy Seattle, Boy Culture has a raw and real feel. As off-putting as X is, it's hard not to be fascinated by the unusual life he has crafted for himself. Magyar has fun playing this sex bomb who leaves broken hearts in his wake, and he's a great narrator, somewhat reminiscent of Christina Ricci in The Opposite of Sex. It's a neat trick to make an audience root for such an unpleasant guy. And fans of Logo's Noah's Arc series will be amazed by Stephens' performance. Wispy thin and effeminate as Noah, he's built and butch as Andrew. It's hard to believe he's the same person. Credit good acting and what must be an impressive workout routine. - Don Willmott

Variety 8 of 10
A strong cast, formal visual style and cynical voiceover that propels the action help elevate this Seattle-set gay romp from the ranks of the stereotypical. Based on the novel by Matthew Rettenmund, Q. Allan Brocka's sophomore feature wryly recounts a tragicomic dance of displaced desire as three roommates circle each other warily, uncovering layers of denial, defensiveness and role-playing...Ultimately, what makes "Boy Culture" so likeable is its presumption of intelligence; no matter how idiotically a character behaves, helmer Brocka suggests a certain distance between how he acts and how he thinks. Ultimately, the characters' true affections for each other are realized less by sentiment than through intellectual epiphany...Amid pro tech credits, production design by Cecil Gentry, even at its campiest, possesses a cerebral quality. Tech credits are pro. - Ronnie Scheib

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Magyar,Derek
Product attributeLabel:   Tla Releasing
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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