|Directed by||Q. Allan Brocka|
|Produced by||Stephen Israel
|Written by||Q. Allan Brocka
|Narrated by||Derek Magyar|
Emily Brooke Hands
|Music by||Ryan Beveridge|
|Editing by||Phillip J. Bartell|
|Distributed by||TLA Releasing|
|Running time||88 minutes|
Boy Culture is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by Matthew Rettenmund. It made its world premiere in the United Kingdom at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on April 1, 2006, and made its debut in the United States at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2006. It subsequently received a theatrical release in France on January 31, 2007, a very limited theatrical release in the United States on March 23, 2007, and in Spain on June 8, 2007. It was released on DVD-Video on August 14, 2007.
A successful escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic client.
The story remains the same as the novel, about a man (Derek Magyar) who goes by only the letter "X" to maintain his anonymity and relationships between his two roommates (Stephens and Trent) - one of whom he's in love with - and an enigmatic older client (Patrick Bauchau) who challenges him to find his heart before he will consent to sex.
|Patrick Bauchau||Gregory Talbot|
|Emily Brooke Hands||Lucy|
|Jesse Archer||Threeway Hottie|
|Jeffrey Gilbert||Wedding Guest|
Boy Culture was shown at the following film festivals:
- 2006 London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - April 1, 2006
- 2006 Tribeca Film Festival - April 26, 2006
- 2006 Atlantic Film Festival - September 15, 2006
- 2006 Verzaubert Queer Film Festival - November 14, 2006
- 2006 Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - November 19, 2006
- 2007 Cleveland International Film Festival - March 16, 2007
- 2007 Philly Film Festival - April 6, 2007
- 2007 Mostra Internacional de Cinema Gay i Lèsbic de Barcelona - July 7, 2007
Boy Culture earned a 70 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the consensus stating that the film is "Sharper than the typical gay indie flick". Most reviews cited Bauchau and Magyar's performances and Brocka's direction.
|2006||L.A. Outfest||Grand Jury Award||Best Screenplay||Q.Allan Brocka
|2006||Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival||Paramount Comedy Award||Q.Allan Brocka|
|2006||Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival||Jury Prize||Best Film
Best Narrative Feature
|2006||Rhode Island International Film Festival||First Prize||Alternative Spirit Award||Q.Allan Brocka|
|2007||Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival||Prize of the City of Setúbal||Best Film
The DVD of Boy Culture was released on August 14, 2007, courtesy of TLA Video. It includes an audio commentary from writer/director Q. Allan Brocka and writing partner Philip Pierce, interviews with Brocka and the four stars, deleted scenes, premiere footage from the Tribeca Film Festival and the film's trailer.