372 posts categorized "ME"

Sep 29 2021
Luke Evans As Bond? + RIP Gay Actor Tommy Kirk + Lewandowski Accused Of Groping A Trump Donor + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

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Disturbing The Peace With Madonna @ Her Exclusive MADAME X Premiere & After-Party Comments (0)

MADONNA-MADAME-X-PREMIEREIMG_7889Rain ... feel it on my fingertips ... (All images by Matthew Rettenmund, unless noted)

Days later (and a trip to Chicago behind me) — here are my thoughts on attending Madonna's Madame X premiere in NYC on Thursday, September 23:

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Sep 27 2021
BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES X Reeling Film Festival Comments (0)

Steve-Grand-Boy-Culture-the-Series-gay-boycultureWith Steve Grand & Reeling's Jackie Robbins (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I was off for a few days in Chicago to visit family and to attend the Reeling Film Festival screening of Boy Culture: The Series.

The screening was a special one, in that Reeling — which premiered Boy Culture: The Movie 15 years ago — chose to show all six of our episodes, which not every fest is doing.

Spoiler Alert: You Can Still Stream Boy Culture: The Series @ Reeling!

The screening was personally special for me because I was meeting up with one of my college roommates and a great friend from my University of Chicago days, Zafar. Zafar not only jumped at the chance of coming out to support my series, he brought four others, all decked out and red-carpet ready. It was so nice to have a built-in cheering section, which also included my sister ... who liked the series so much she cried at one point!

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Sep 13 2021
Join Me For A BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES Chat Comments (0)

Boy-culture-series-rettenmund-gay(Image via screen grab)

This Thursday, September, join me at CommonwealthClub.org for a wide-ranging chat about Boy Culture: The Series and much more. Register now for the 3 p.m. ET interview.

Sep 11 2021
9/11 — 20 Years On Comments (0)

9-11-art-boycultureSomething I drew, something I knew. (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

As I posted on social media, I'm at a loss for words about 9/11. I was close enough to experience it from far too close-up — yet far enough away that I was spared the kind of visceral memories others have. Still, I had sense of creeping doom reading the inevitable remembrances on Twitter this morning.

Click here to check out my full take on what happened that day. I wrote it 15 years ago. It feels more embittered than I feel now, but it does have all the details I can remember.

I think it is terrifying how in 2001, everyone banded together — and it led us into a pointless 2o-year war and on a path of even greater polarization. And yet today, if a massive terror attack occurred, I have no doubt the right would use it to try to mount insurrection; there would be no banding together bullcrap.

Tell me I'm wrong.

Aug 22 2021
BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES Premieres At Outfest — aGLIFF & FilmOut San Diego Are Next! Comments (0)

Boyculture-series-derek-magyar-jason-caceres-darryl-stephens-gay-premiereOur cast recreated the poster at the premiere (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

It was a whirlwind trip, but I spent 24 hours in L.A. for the premiere of Boy Culture: The Series at Outfest Thursday night — and I'm glad I went!

Derek-magyar-jason-caceres-darryl-stephens-boy-culture-outfest-gayOur main cast at the pre-screening party — Derek Magyar, Jason Caceres & Darryl Stephens

Outfest, the premier LGBTQ film fest, debuted the first two episodes of the six-episode series, pairing them with a big-screen airing of the acclaimed — and hysterically funny — Noah's Arc: The Rona Chronicles, which had debuted on social media in 2020.


Stacey-yvonne-boy-culture-pride-gay-darryl-stephensDirector Q. Allan Brocka, Derek, producer Philip Pierce, Jason & Darryl chat with Stacey Yvonne from Pride.com

The setting was Theater One at the DGA, where we were preceded by a packed tribute to the late Ash Christian, and a screening of the Charles Busch caper-comedy The Sixth Reel, the legendary performer's first film since 2006 (he co-wrote, co-directed and starred), and a movie that came together last year, during the first wave of COVID-19.

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Aug 17 2021
BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES Trailer Debut! Comments (0)

DarrylandDerek copyDarryl Stephens & Derek Magyar are back! (Image via Boy Culture LLC)

After a long wait, we are excited to debut the trailer for Boy Culture: The Series, which is playing Outfest, FilmOut San Diego and aGLIFF ahead of many more festival showings and — we hope — a streaming deal. 


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Mar 31 2021
In The Hoodie: My First New Article Of Clothing In ... Years! Comments (0)

Boy-culture-hoodie-boycultureMy Rush Order Tees hoodie (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Unlike Madonna with Pepsi — when, in 1989, she agreed to endorse it but not to drink it — I will be only too happy and proud to parade around in my new Boy Culture-branded hoodie!

I received this from Rush Order Tees, a company I organically used in 2019 when I had a cool Madonna Polaroid shirt made for the night at her Madame X tour when I hoped to buy her nightly Polaroid. (It worked — I interacted with Madonna, and her makeup artist Aaron loved the shirt so much I had another made for him.)


I recommend the company unreservedly.