Derek Magyar is back as X in Boy Culture: The Series, a labor of lust for me. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)
Full-circle time. I feel my blog is winding down, and as we get toward the eventual end, I am reverting to the beginning — I started this joint in 2005 explicitly to help promote Boy Culture, the movie adaptation of my novel. Over 15 years later, it's time to promote a series sequel, Boy Culture: The Series.
If You Never Knew — The Origin Story of Boy Culture HERE
I'll try to keep these posts separate from newsy posts so you can skip over them if you like. But, yeah, there is news:
REELING FILM FESTIVAL: Are you in Chicago?! Boy Culture: The Series is a part of the Reeling Film Festival, as was the original movie 15 years ago. I am planning to be in attendance, so come say hello. Get your tickets now for the September 24 7:15 p.m. screening at the Landmark Theater, or get tickets to stream all six episodes.
PRIDE.COM: Stacey Yvonne turns in a Q&A with the boys of Boy Culture: The Series that was conducted on the red carpet at Outfest. Cast member Jason Caceres, who plays demon twink Chayce, sez:
Chayce is the new, young hustler and he takes X under his wing to show him how sex work happens in the new generation, with Instagram and new marketing media. It’s a fun character to play and it’s so surreal still that I’m standing so close to all of these people. I saw the original Boy Culture in high school under the covers in my bedroom because God forbid my parents walked in and saw me watching something LGBTQ-related and I wasn’t even out of the closet. I mean, Allan Brocka is such a huge part of my sexual awakening [Allan gasps] and I’m just still so surprised I’m here.
DIGITAL L.A.: A little wrap-up of Outfest this year, complete with a snippet about Jason (again).