Boy Culture

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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.


Studio Tla Releasing
SKU 204735308
UPC 807839002928
UPC 14 00807839002928
Format DVD
Release Date 3/10/2009
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.77:1
Name Magyar,Derek
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Cast & Crew
Cecil Gentry - Production Designer
Darryl Stephens - Actor
Derek Magyar - Actor
George Jonson - Actor
Jenny Hinkey, et. al. - Producer
Joshua Hess - Cinematographer
Matthew Rettenmund - Based On Novel By
Patrick Bauchau - Actor
Philip Pierce - Screenplay
Phillip J. Bartell - Editor
Q. Allan Brocka - Screenplay
Q. Allan Brocka - Director
Review 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.
Reviewer Don Willmott
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Variety
Review 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.
Reviewer Ronnie Scheib
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Magyar,Derek
Label Tla Releasing
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Beth Accomando, KPBS Radio San Diego Crisp and funny!
Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times Sleek, absorbing drama! A cerebral blend of insight, wit and raunchy self awareness.
Metro Times Bristles with intrigue and sensitivity.
Misty Eyes, Thought provoking, emotionally penetrating, super witty, intense and revealing film. Go see this movie!
San Diego Gay & Lesbian Times ...Q. Allan Brocka's master thesis!

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