Boy Culture
Boy Culture (2007)

A male prostitute who has dismissed the need for love in his life learns a lesson about affection from one of his customers in this independent comedy drama from filmmaker Q. Allan Brocka. X (Derek Magyar) is a gay hustler whose enigmatic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 23, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Eloquent one-liners and quick pacing make Boy Culture sharper than the typical gay indie flick.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Actor Derek Magyar makes an impressive feature debut in this somber video drama about a financially savvy but emotionally distant male escort.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It's a better-than-average gay relationship film, largely because neither plot mechanics nor the same old camp intrude much.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

A traditional vapid romantic comedy.

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Jonathan Padget
Washington Post

If anything about this scenario sounds remotely interesting, it's not.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Despite cliches, film does click.

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Kevin Williamson
Jam! Movies

Audiences outside gay cinema will, frankly, probably find it too callow to emotionally invest in. However, for those who do see it, they will likely be surprised, and entertained, by its arch insights and near-camp bearing.

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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

Boy Culture is an undemanding but sufficiently engaging serving of smut and sentiment. As such, it reclaims territory that queer cinema has largely ceded to TV shows like Queer as Folk, The L Word and Six Feet Under.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Benefits from some assured helming by Q. Allan Brocka and strong performances.

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David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Seattle locales, some spry lines and tiny soundings of depth still leave us in the conceptual grip of 'love' as a system of endless bartering and vanity, with impulsive copulation treated as consecration. Oh, boy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
A poor attempt to make a hustler seem likable. When a character is this cocky... I do not care if he has a soft emotional side.
Rachel F
It's different and not for everybody, but I thought it had a good storyline. Plus, the adorable boys that make up the cast are nice eye-candy.
Sylvester Kuo
A male prostitutes narrates his life of complicated relationships. None of the characters were likable nor did the plot interest me, it is essentially a low… More