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Boy Culture (2006)

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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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Q. Allan Brocka

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Magyar ... X
George Jonson ... Blondie
Patrick Bauchau ... Gregory Talbot
Darryl Stephens ... Andrew
Peyton Hinson Peyton Hinson ... Jill
Jonathon Trent ... Joey
Kyle Santler Kyle Santler ... Scooter
Emily Brooke Hands ... Lucy
Matt Riedy ... Frank
Cliff Harrington Cliff Harrington ... Renaldo (as Clifford Harrington)
Molly Manago Molly Manago ... Cheyenne
Demene Hall ... Zelma
William Hall Jr. William Hall Jr. ... Oren
Joël René ... Candace
Kibibi Monie 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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Taglines:

sex pays. love costs. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy Culture - Sex Pays. Love costs. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,835, 23 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$220,151, 29 July 2007
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel in form of a web series, which will later be combined into a film, was filmed in 2018. Original Stars Derek Magyar & Darryl Stephens reprise their roles. 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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Joey: [after spotting a guy with "Ding" shirt and another guy with "Dong" shirt together] I want my Ding.
Andrew: I want my Dong.
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A slightly offbeat take on the world's oldest profession
3 April 2006 | by marcelproustSee 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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