Started in 2007 to keep a track of gay films that I watched, this blog has come much further than I had planned. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. These are my personal thoughts and opinions about the films and I would love to hear your thoughts on these films as well. I always reply to comments in a day or two. Please help me make my blog more popular by becoming a member, following it and by recommending it to your friends. As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. Enjoy and do keep writing your feedback.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Boy Culture

Not knowing hat to expect from the movie, it came as a pleasant surprise. The movie is light, not very heavy on the emotional scenes and keeps your interest throughout the pace of the film. It is rare to see gay cinema that is thoughtful, witty, romantic and sexy all at once.

The film is shown in the form of narration by 'X'. He is a hustler by profession and has sex only for money. He does not believe in romance or random gay sex. He has 2 room mates Andrew and Joey. Andrew is a black gay male who also does not do hook ups because he believes in romance and this is the only person for whom X has hots for. Although there is a pattern emerging that slowly Andrew is getting into the whole hookup business. Then there is teenager Joey, who totally is in love with X but knows it cant get anywhere. Once X meets a client Gregory who ends up becoming his chat client. He still gets paid and Gregory shares with him his life story of love with a man for last 50 years. During the same time, Andrew is trying to get X to try and date but somehow X can have sex either for money or for love. Andrew wants to give it a try but only when X is ready to. Its clear that both X and Andrew have deeper feelings for each other but neither want to admit. When they both find out what Gregory had been telling X was a farce but it was al because they could realize that it is actually not that difficult to express and accept your love for someone. X and Andrew both realize this soon and are happy together.

The writing of the film is superb, the direction is crisp and the acting is good. People seem real with real feelings but of course there has to be some melodrama in everything. X emotes a type of vulnerability without giving up his pseudo-macho hustler persona. Andrew is still in his Noah's Arc mode and Joey was also very funny. Btw: X is sexy. There i something raw about his performance which at least I appreciated.

I think everyone will enjoy this film. I sure did. (7/10)

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