May 20, 2008

Boy Culture, coming to Manila

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?


Baklang AJ wrote on May 20, 2008 at 10:15 AM:

OMG! Ive always wanted to watch this! I researched online and couldn't find info on where they're showing it!

please do let me know if you find them! Thanks! :)

Baklang AJ wrote on May 21, 2008 at 8:46 AM:

found the theaters and schedules na. :)

Kai Santorino wrote on May 23, 2008 at 3:26 PM:

I downloaded the movie a few weeks before it started being shown here. I LOVE IT! It's not the typical gay films produced here. I wish local pink film producers watch this.

fatty fag wrote on May 24, 2008 at 9:00 PM:

i have a DVD of boy culture
X is super hot!!!

Kai Santorino wrote on May 25, 2008 at 8:39 AM:

nah.. i think the black guy is hotter! they kissed so passionately in the end.. sigh...

closet case wrote on June 1, 2008 at 2:06 PM:

salamat muli, DM!

i tagged you!

Marcus: Bading Down Under wrote on June 14, 2008 at 5:24 PM:

Not bad, a! I watched it and some of hte guys ARE hot. I liked the pace and the story, but having said that, I still wouldn't buy the DVD. :-)

Richard the Adventurer wrote on June 15, 2008 at 8:22 PM:

Napanood ko na ito sa Robinson's Galleria...

'Yun lang... sensya na pero hindi ako naipress....


Hello Discreet...

Nasa Top 10 pick kita ng Influential Blogs of 2008

Wala lang... I just love being discreet!

Hehe :)

Richard the Adventurer wrote on June 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM:

I am here again.. Musta?

Vince wrote on July 22, 2008 at 1:43 AM:

Kai, I also hope that more local producers produce movies like this one. Now I'm trying to watch Shelter. :-)

Fatty fag, yep, I <3 X!

CC, you're welcome! I'll try to answer your tag sometime soon. :-)

Marcus, well, it's not classic but still worth watching maybe twice. Hehehe.

Richard, thanks for the vote (although it's a tall order for me to actually win the Top 10). Why didn't you like the movie? Sure it's not Oscar-worthy, but it's still pretty decently made for an indie.