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Boy Culture (2006)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 31 January 2007 (France)
A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

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Peyton Hinson ...
Jill
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Joey
Kyle Santler ...
Scooter
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Lucy
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Frank
Cliff Harrington ...
Renaldo (as Clifford Harrington)
Molly Manago ...
Cheyenne
Demene Hall ...
Zelma
William Hall Jr. ...
Oren
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Candace
Kibibi Monie ...
Phyllis (as Kibibi Monié)
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A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

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Boy Culture - Sex Pays. Love costs.  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$27,835 (USA) (23 March 2007)

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$220,151 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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Film debut (and as of January 2015, the only role) for Molly Manago, who portrays Cheyenne. See more »

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When X and Andrew are heading to Portland for the wedding, the scenery of Seattle going by is heading north. Portland is south of Seattle. See more »

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X: What happens when you meet mr right too soon? You grab him. There's no such thing as too soon.
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A slightly offbeat take on the world's oldest profession
3 April 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw Boy Culture yesterday at the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, having seen and enjoyed Q. Allan Brocka's last film, Eating Out. Once again we are in the rarefied atmosphere of the buffed and the beautiful

  • three pectorally perfect young studs with an apartment from the pages


of Wallpaper magazine.

But the surface perfection hides a trio of unhappy people. 'X', the un-named narrator is a high-class rent boy with a select group of only 12 clients - the Disciples. Andrew, his room-mate and object of X's affection is a stunningly handsome boy who wants both love and an open relationship. Completing the triptych is Joey (aka Blowy Joey), a cute-as-a-button twink who plays 'son' to the dysfunctional duo.

X has a problem - not only is he in love with Andrew but his life as a hustler has left him able to have sex only when there is cash involved. Enter the enigmatic Gregory - X's newest Disciple - a reclusive figure who isn't quite what he seems.

Once all the protagonists are in play, Brocka does an efficient job of keeping all the plates of the various story lines spinning in an entertaining and engaging fashion. As X, Derek Magyar is not afraid to present an unsympathetic character, albeit one who asks for no sympathy from the audience. Andrew and Joey are a little too cute to be true, but their snappy dialogue and willingness to disrobe at any opportunity are ample compensation.

Indeed, many of the scenes and much of the dialogue have a saucy snap that puts Boy Culture streets ahead of the sweet but rather formulaic Eating Out - and the supporting characters that our boys encounter (especially Andrew's razor-tongued little sister) all play their parts to perfection.

But for me the film came most alive in the conversations between X and Gregory. Inter-generational gay relationships are the missing link of contemporary gay cinema, and the way in which their friendship develops is handled with great poignancy and charm, helped by an impressive performance from the great Patrick Bauchau.


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