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Boy Culture (2007)



Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 31
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 9

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


Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 4

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



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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 name reflects his emotional distance from the world around him; he doesn't much believe in love, and isn't interested in sex unless he's being paid for it. X has a dozen regular customers he calls his "disciples," and shares his home with two roommates --

Aug 14, 2007

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

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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If anything about this scenario sounds remotely interesting, it's not.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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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.

July 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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It's a better-than-average gay relationship film, largely because neither plot mechanics nor the same old camp intrude much.

June 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Despite cliches, film does click.

May 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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Benefits from some assured helming by Q. Allan Brocka and strong performances.

May 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
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A traditional vapid romantic comedy.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

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.

July 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

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.

June 18, 2007 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

BOY CULTURE is a well-made, engrossing and well acted comedy-drama. [The main character] X can easily reside alongside Jon Voight's Joe Buck in MIDNIGHT COWBOY as one of the screen's more memorable hustlers.

May 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews
Murphy's Movie Reviews

These self-involved studs manage to make ready, anonymous sex look rather dull.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Comment (1)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A drab, contrived drama in which men have sex and then complain about it to us.

April 23, 2007 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Brocka leaps into the small circle of leading queer filmmakers of our time, sculpting an unpredictable romance that is complex, sophisticated and thoughtful.

April 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Modern Fabulousity
Modern Fabulousity

Direction and performances are not up to the task of making this convincing or moving.

March 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Shrewder than you'd think and not half as dumb as it looks.

March 23, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Audience Reviews for Boy Culture

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.
November 29, 2010

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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.
June 15, 2008

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