108 posts categorized "BOY CULTURE"

Jul 29 2020
More BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES Behind-The-Scenes Pics! Comments (0)

Allan-brocka-boyculture-1Here's Allan, with a sneak of a revealing scene in the background. (All images by Q. Allan Brocka)

Boy Culture: The Series, which got its start on Kickstarter, is — as I wrote yesterday — perilously close to being finished.

Allan-brocka-boyculture-4Sexy actor Todd Lien has a part, and plays his part by masking up!

More from Todd's Instagram:

More pics from the recording of pickups and series lead Derek Magyar's essential, atmospheric narration have arrived, these from my co-writer and the series' director, Q. Allan Brocka.

Allan-brocka-boyculture-3Derek with his curly COVID-19 locks laying down his narration.

Should be pitched to the platforms within a couple of weeks. Phew! Long process. But it's really good, so it was worth the wait!

Jul 28 2020
BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES Update ... Almost Done! Comments (0)

Jason-Caceres-boyculture-7Jason makes sound decisions ... (All images by Jason Caceres)

For those of you who supported my project Jason-Caceres-boyculture-4 Boy Culture: The Series on Kickstarter, here is a rare and long-overdue update: It's almost done!

Today, we laid down the crucial V.O. (a couple of lines the actors needed to re-do for clarity, and Derek Magyar's essential narration). Next, we are just tweaking music and graphics. So within the month of August, Boy Culture: The Series, which has long existed in a watchable form, but which needed all those finishing touches to make it ready to air, will be done.

More Pics, These from Q. Allan Brocka!

Next up: Pitching it to all the platforms you are thinking we will pitch it to.

Like I said, it is a polished product, so the hope is it will be scooped up and aired in a timely manner, rather than licensed and worked on more.

Jason-Caceres-boyculture-2Safety first! (And people say you can't see smiles with masks ... )

In the meantime, here are some snaps from today's V.O. session by one of our leads, Jason Caceres, who plays a newly introduced character — Chayce, the twink you love to hate.

Stay tuned for good news when I have it, and yes, there are some minor spoilers in these pics if you squint ...

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Apr 28 2020
Don't Lead, Follow! Comments (0)


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Mar 23 2020
Productive Cough Comments (0)

Used part of the COVID-19 seclusion to scan my 150+ NYC (and Chicago and Italy) club invites from the '80s through the very early '00s so that they're digitized forever.

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Dec 16 2019
Golden Guy + Zambia Gay Couple Get 15 Years In Prison + Touch Our Junk Theater To Be Razed + Mormon For Marriage Equality + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Puppy love.

BELOW: Zambia slams pro-gay ambassador, Touch Our Junk getting gentrified, New Year's Cockin' Eve and more ...

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Dec 05 2019
Natural Wonder + Defending Mayor Pete + Pelosi Authorizes Articles Of Impeachment + Biden Hits Laughingstock Trump + Hillary's Strictly Dickly + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: It's curtains for him.

BELOW: Keep reading for a natural (but not small) wonder, Trump's impeachment is a go, defenses of Mayor Pete, excellent Biden ad vs. Trump, Stefanie Powers spills Tallulah tea and more ...

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Dec 03 2019
Boy Culture's Top 9 Of 2019 Comments (0)


The #1 post on Instagram — follow here — was packed with Shawn Mendes images for CK, one was retro, one was a retro book cover, two were shot by me, Walking Jack claimed one, @agrodave scored and there was some football player and model ass.

Nov 26 2019
Boy Culture: 25-Anniversary Edition! Comments (0)

Boy-Culture-nude-editionLimited edition (Image by Matthew Rettenmund/Boy Culture, LLC)

Most of you realize that this blog is named for my first novel, Boy Culture, and that it was launched in 2005 to help promote the 2006 film adaptation of the same name.

Published in 1995, Boy Culture was my second book (after Encyclopedia Madonnica) and my first novel. I'd actually started writing it in 1989, at a point when I could not possibly have imagined how much of an impact it would have on my life.

Now, with the rights back to me, I am pleased to offer a 25th-anniversary edition of the novel, which includes the original book, its origin story and also the short story from which it was expanded!

The 25th-anniversary edition is available at Amazon and wherever you buy books, both as a print-on-demand hardcover and as an ebook (ebook HERE).

I am offering a limited-edition hardcover with dust jacket with a slightly racier cover image (top of this post) than the one Amazon will carry. You can buy it directly from me for:

$25 ($40 non-U.S.)

$35 ($50 non-U.S.) — SIGNED


To buy, PayPal matthewrettenmund@gmail.com. Be sure to include a note about how you would like it inscribed if you are buying the signed option. You may also request the more demure Amazon cover:

Boy-Culture-clean-editionAmazon/standard cover (Image by Matthew Rettenmund/Boy Culture, LLC)

Speaking of covers, creating this edition — with a cover photographed by me, designed by Anthony Coombs — got me thinking about the many lives of Boy Culture once it became a novel.

First, it was a bound galley for reviewers:

Scan copy(Image via SMP)

Then, it was a hardcover, with a delicious cover by Hans Fahrmeyer that was designed by Evan Gaffney:

Scan 5(Image by Hans Fahrmeyer/SMP)

It was such a hit it became a trade paperback:

Scan(Image by Hans Fahrmeyer/SMP)

Among the book's foreign editions, I was fond of Albino Verlag's German trade paperback:

Scan 1 copy(Image by Aaron Cobbett/Albino Verlag)

The German mass-market paperback, by Bruno Gmünder, was the picture of innocence:

Scan 2(Image by Thorsten Hovarth/Bruno Gmünder)

The Dutch version flattered me tremendously:

Scan copy 2(Image by Lori DeVito/de Prom)

There were not one but two Spanish-language editions, a trade paperback and a mass-market paperback:

Xx(Images by Beverly Brown/Ediciones B)

I'm unsure what the difference was between the above Spanish editions and the below Spanish edition, but my memory is that two were for Latin America and one was for Spain and other Spanish-speaking markets:

Scan 2 copy(Image via Punto de Lectura)

The French did right by me, too:

Scan 1(Joseph Caprio/H&O)

Finally, there was the movie poster ...

Screen Shot 2019-11-06 at 6.26.26 PM(Image via Boy Culture)

... the DVD cover:

Scan 3(Image via TLA)

... and, last but not least, the movie tie-in book cover (which was false advertising, since the movie reimagined one of the leads as black):

Scan 4(Image via SMP)

There you have it — a complete visual history of Boy Culture!

In 2020, you will finally see Boy Culture: The Series. We're almost done, but if you're interested in becoming a producer, we could use a reasonable amount of money for finishing funds — an easy way to become an overnight, credited film producer. Contact me at matthewrettenmund@gmail.com for details.