30 posts categorized "DARRYL STEPHENS"

Nov 07 2023
BOY CULTURE: GENERATION X ... On The Set: Day 4! Comments (0)

Boy Culture IMG_2217(Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Today is the day! As of now, you can rent Boy Culture: Generation X — sequel to the 2006 film of the same name — on Amazon, YouTube, Roku, Google, Samsung, Apple and more.

I sincerely appreciate it if you are able to rent it and check it out.

Keep reading for day 4 of photos from our 11-day shoot ...

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Nov 05 2023
BOY CULTURE: GENERATION X ... On The Set — Day 2! Comments (0)

Boy Culture IMG_2217(All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Part two of my series of behind-the-scenes photos from the Boy Culture: Generation X shoot! The film streams November 7 on Amazon, Roku, YouTube, Google, Apple, Samsung and more.


Keep reading for the photos ...

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Nov 04 2023
BOY CULTURE: GENERATION X ... On The Set — Day 1! Comments (0)

Boy Culture IMG_2217(All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

It's been a long time coming, but Boy Culture: Generation X is available for rent as of November 7 — on Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, YouTube, Roku and more. I would really appreciate any of you checking it out! 

Over the next few days, I'm posting some photos from our 11-day shoot, which should give you a great peek into what it was like making this long-simmering sequel to Boy Culture (2006) ...

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Oct 04 2023
BOY CULTURE: GENERATION X — Coming November 7! Comments (0)

It's been a long journey from Milan to Minsk, but Boy Culture: Generation X is coming to YouTube, Amazon U.S./U.K., Roku, Apple, Google, Samsung and more — NOVEMBER 7.

One benefit of a project taking a while to come out is you're so fucking ready, you're not really on pins and needles about reception. But I'm very proud of this, and I hope everyone who sees it will laugh, be touched and/or feel aroused in all the right places.

The scoop:

Seventeen years after the first film, Derek Magyar and Darryl Stephens are back as X and Andrew, and Jason Caceres joins as precocious Chayce. With a Y.

What I love about the new piece is it's got more issues to chew on, yet the performances drive it. Derek is still that James Dean lead, but gets to play a James Dean who has lived past young buckdom. Darryl is a wonderfully rich presence as Andrew, the voice of reason who just wants a normal life and relationship, but has chosen in X a highly complicated romeo.

Jason is hilarious as Chayce! His timing is impeccable!

Add to the big three a winning and revealing performance by Steve Grand, a tour de force by Ralph Cole Jr. that swings from broadly funny to moving, an all-in Doug Spearman and — because it's called Boy Culture but that isn't a requirement — a fabulous contribution by Dalila Ali Rajah.

I will remind you on November 7!

Dec 26 2020
Barton Cowperthwaite's Bromance + Nashville News + Rush Limbaugh Signs Off + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Graffiti goodbye.

BELOW: Keep reading for a TV tryst, Nashville explosion news, the end (?) of Rush Limbaugh and more ...

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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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Jun 17 2020
NOAH'S ARC Special! + Racist Canned + Log Cabiner Joins Trump Admin + Boogaloos Are A Thing + Aunt Jemima Isn't A Thing + MOMMIE DEAREST Reading + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Can't wait!

BELOW: Racist gets canned, Trump hires a Log Cabiner, boogaloos are a thing, Aunt Jemima is no longer a thing and more ...

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Aug 12 2018
It's A BOY CULTURE! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2018-08-12 at 9.20.45 AMJason & Darryl, Derek (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I'm on the set of Boy Culture: The Series, which many of you so generously supported on Kickstarter, and I couldn't be happier ...

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