150 posts categorized "BOY CULTURE"

Feb 23 2022
BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES Premieres In Europe, Australia: SEXIEST OF THE BUNCH Comments (0)

Boy-culture-rettenmundDrama! (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Boy Culture: The Series is highlighted as the sexiest entry at the 2022 Mardi Gras Film Fest in Australia β€” we'll take it!

The series' February 25 showing is the Australian premiere. TICKETS HERE.

Meanwhile, we are in the premier LGBTQ film fest of London, BFI Flare.

If you're in London, get your TICKETS HERE β€” this functions as our London, our England, our Great Britain and our European premiere!

Feb 22 2022
Bruno's Behind + The Book Of Betty + Putin's Kill List + Ginni's Supreme Treason + RIP Andy Warhol: 35 Years On + MORE! β€” 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: You know what to do.

BELOW: Keep reading for Bruno, Betty, a Supreme pain in the ass and the return of queer KILL LISTS ...

Read More

Feb 11 2022
Lars Eighner, Memoirist Behind TRAVELS WITH LIZBETH, Dies @ 73 Comments (0)

Travels-lizbeth-book-lars-eighner-boyculture(Image via St. Martin's Griffin)

I was sorry to read of the death of Lars Eighner, Lars-eighner-boyculturethe gay writer who documented his homelessness in Travels with Lizbeth (1993). He died December 23 at 73, and his death went unreported until now due to his reclusive lifestyle.

Travels with Lizbeth was a critically acclaimed memoir for St. Martin's Press, where I worked, and which became my publisher, too. Lars very graciously blurbed my debut novel Boy Culture, not something a newly celebrated writer would necessarily want to do for a fellow newcomer.

Read More

Nov 08 2021
BOY CULTURE Birthday Countdown Comments (0)

Good grief β€” in just four month, Boy Culture (the movie) will be 15 years old!

Nov 06 2021
BOY CULTURE Turns 16 Comments (0)


Happy 16th anniversary this week to BoyCulture.com, the little blog that could, did, and probably shouldn't anymore β€” but is.

Thanks for coming back to read what I post, and thanks to those of you who share my posts.

Follow me elsewhere, because this shit can't last:















Oct 27 2021
BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES Wins Audience Choice Award @ Seattle Queer Film Fest Comments (0)

Boy-culture-boyculture-series-tv-movies-derek-magyar-darryl-stephens-gay-jason-caceres(Image via Seattle Queer Film Festival)

A little good news on a sad day β€” my poor dog had what appears to be a stroke. His prognosis, so far, is decent; his vet hopes he returns to normal or semi-normal in a week or two. But it was horrible to witness, and at 3:35 a.m., so disorienting.

But Boy Culture: The Series (Episode 1) was awarded Audience Choice: Best Overall Short at the Seattle Queer Film Festival. The ray of light is so appreciated!

Oct 25 2021
BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES At NewFest Comments (0)

Boy-culture-boyculture-newfestStaging gracefully (Image via John Stanton)

Sunday afternoon, I returned to NewFest as a filmmaker for the first time since June 2006 β€” here is my very early post from that visit.

This time around, I was honored to be part of a Q&A after the NewFest Episodic Showcase, which featured episodes from Boy Culture: The Series as well as Hetero (co-director/DP/editor Bentley Eldridge 2nd from right), Querencia, Bridesman (creator/writer John Onieal far left, me next to him), The Ex Cycle (director David Cork, third from left), Your Eyes, Ms./Manage (director Caralene Robinson third from right).

Newfest-boyculture-boy-culture-gay-matthew-rettenmund-q-allan-brockaBeen 15 years since my last NewFest as a filmmaker! (Image via NewFest)

Special thanks to Alamin Yohannes for moderating the Q&A!

The series were spectacular. Hetero β€” about a school's bratty Breakfast Club of a gay-straight alliance that must add straights or be disbanded β€” was put together by actual teenagers; Bentley graciously praised all of us as real professionals, but watching his creation, I'd say he's one of us.

Querencia tells the story of a Native American woman who breaks up with her high school sweetheart to make a life for her own, and a young singer who may become her soulmate. It had such a nice shot of the women at the end that really set things up for the rest of the series.

Bridesman, funded by Grindr, was hilarious, reminiscent of The Other Two. Jimmy Fowlie is the lead, with Sydnee Washington (LOVED her) as his bestie who is getting hitched. Fowlie's character's plan is to steal his friend's fiancΓ© in order to save her from heteronormative vows, but one person stands in his way β€” an evil gal-pal played perfectly by Shannon Devido. Very over-the-top and fun, and I had a great chat with Onieal afterward.

The Ex Cycle follows two men who were once in a relationship and are now coming off an impulsive one-night stand. It skillfully weaves into its narrative the undercovered issue of addiction in the LGBTQ community, and has lovely, understated performances.

Your Eyes, about two women in love, accomplished most of its goals without dialogue, feeling very impressionistic and ending with a twist.

Finally, I think Ms./Manage was my fave. From a more mature perspective, it's about a queer woman (splended Skye Johnson) climbing the corporate ladder while Black as she also navigates becoming a mom with her partner. It employs direct-to-camera asides from the lead character and has a gravitas that made it easy to envision as a regular series on a streamer or even a network. 

NewFest was probably the last fest I'll be attending with Boy Culture: The Series. Next up: DESPERATELY SEEKING STREAMERS.

Oct 19 2021
BOY CULTURE Coming To NewFest, Plus: Vote Now For Seattle Queer Film Fest Honors Comments (0)

Boy-culture-series-tv-movies-gay-derek-magyar-darryl-stephens-jason-caceres-matthew-rettenmund-allan-brockaOur poster, our star Derek Magyar James Deaning it up on a motorcycle and me with some of the guys who show up in the premier episode (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I'll be at the Q&A for NewFest's Episodic screening on October 24 at 4 p.m. You'll see Episode 1 of Boy Culture: The Series plus single episodes of several other queer works, too. COME SAY HI!

Also, voting for Boy Culture Episode 1 & 2 among the fare at the Seattle Queer Film festival under SHORTS is very helpful!