Matthew Rettenmund (born December 25, ) is the author of the novels Boy Culture and Blind Items: A (Love) Story, as well as the non-fiction books. Boy Culture is a novel by Matthew Rettenmund. It centers on a call boy in the city of Chicago, Illinois and his two roommates. The protagonist goes by X. Matthew Rettenmund is raising funds for Boy Culture: The Series (indie) (gay) ( lgbt) (comedy) on Kickstarter! Ten years after “Boy Culture” the.

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MacmillanDec 15, – Fiction – pages. The object of his affections is his roommate Andrew, who is confused about his sexuality.

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Between the scenes with him and the flashbacks to X’s first gay experiences with his cousin, I found myself really fascinated with the characters. This was another of those, ‘the cover, oh dear god, the cover! They made a lot of meaningless changes to the story and the actors were sort of retarded. A friend of mine who happens to be gay once told me that his lifestyle consists of waking up in the morning, going to work, cycling during the days that it is sunny out, going to the groceries, cleaning his apartment, sharing a bed with his loved one, and so on.

The main character speaks directly to the reader telling us we can use the appendix to skip to the dirty parts if we want. I wanted X to get his man at the end and to see how it happens in the book is much more heartfelt than the film.


Forster comparing his narrative to such – heathen! Trivia About Boy Culture. His affection for his roommates is heart-felt, and I really felt his frustration with wanting to go farther with Andrew while fending off the advances of other his underage roomie, Joe.

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This is so delightful. I’m not sure how I found it funny and thought provoking. A novel told in a series of confessions by “X,” a gay male prostitute who sleeps with no one but clients and has fallen in love with his roommate.

I think that the novel is better since the main hero, “X”, has an innocence that was lost in It’s always an hard task to write a good novel from a very good movie, and I think that most of the time you like one of them, the novel or the movie, but not both.

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Want to Read saving…. Meanwhile, X’s other roommate-a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy-is rehtenmund for X in a big way. I recently saw the movie they made of this, and, while decent on its own, it was no match for the book. Aug 31, London W Gillean rated it really liked it Shelves: My first reaction was that the book was nothing like the movie, Normally I like to read the book before I watch the movie, I think when I first saw this matthdw I didn’t know it was a book.

But probably X has to break with Gregory since of all his tricks, cultjre is the only one with whom X really betrays Andrew. It was also sad in places, but in a way that gave catharsis. I would love to read this aga I love this book so much! Rettenmund is an author after my own heart, citing such wonders as E.


He is a writer living in New York City. To ask other readers questions about Boy Cultureplease sign up. But selling his body is all that he knows.

Joe lusts after him. Only for this thoughts I think he is a lot stronger than what he thinks.

So I was hesitant to read “Boy Culture” since I think the movie is one of the most wonderful gay romance movie out there. What happens when a hustler falls in love. The “erotic” descriptions are everything but erotic. I figured that after reading such a heavyweight book asI would read a book that uses less resources. The novel tells the story of X, who is There are things that I do, and regret later. The movie maatthew very good, and after reading the book, I think the movie follows the book pretty closely.

Aug 20, Brian rated it liked it. Well, the story is simple, that’s good, but it was also annoying, and that’s bad.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Everything seems to be centered on the worship of Madonna, and mind you, I am not talking about the religious icon, I am talking about the artist who sang Like a Virgin a couple by ago. I recently saw the movie This was another of those, ‘the cover, oh dear god, the cover!