Wow, this seems to have flown completely under the radar, but if the entertainment and lifestyle news reports are correct (example), Boy Culture, a foreign gay film written and directed by Filipino-American Q. Allan Brocka (nephew of the great Lino Brocka), will start screening in “selected theaters” this Wednesday, May 21.
According to Wikipedia, Boy Culture is the story of how “a successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.” Shown below is the official trailer of the film.
Q. Allan Brocka is famous in the local PLU scene for his first film shown in the Philippines, Eating Out. The film was premiered during the 2nd Manila Pink Film Festival and was the talk of the town for showing two full frontals, one being that of Ryan Carnes of subsequent Desperate Housewives fame. Brocka then created the sequel Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds with another majestic full frontal.
I’ve seen Eating Out (though not the sequel) and really enjoyed it (despite the stupid plot resolution), so I’m looking forward to catching Boy Culture this time around. And I have high expectations: Boy Culture won the Grand Jury Award for Best Screenplay during the 2006 L.A. Outfest and the Jury Prize for Best Film in the 2006 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, among other awards. Finally, looking at the trailer and pictures, I can definitely say that Derek Magyar, the leading actor, is smoking hot!
So who’s with me?