Sneak Peek: His Son’s Best Friend 3

Good afternoon, gentlemen! We’ve got a bit of a treat for you. With the holiday season drilling deep into everyone’s stress levels, we figured you could probably use it.

We were lucky enough to stumble on this stunningly hot sneak peek of Icon Male’s upcoming release His Son’s Best Friend 3, and really, what better way to kick off your weekend and blow off some holiday nerves (or jizz, if we’re being honest) than by watching it on repeat all weekend?! Enjoy!

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This Weekend’s VOD Favorites!

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, the Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience we have been offering for a long, long time was upgraded and improved. We have expanded (and continue to expand) our selection of new and old gay-themed movies available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s just five of our current favorites, from various years, that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! These aren’t our TOP 5, by any means – just a handful of flicks we want to highlight.

 

The Happy Sad (c) Ariztical Entertainment

The Happy Sad (c) Ariztical Entertainment

The Happy Sad

2013, United States

This critically acclaimed drama from director Rodney Evans (the same filmmaker behind Brother To Brother) focuses on two young New York City couples – one black and gay, one white and straight – whose lives become intertwined. Tired of dating Stan (Cameron Scoggins), Annie (Sorel Carradine) pretends to be seeing her female coworker, Mandy (Maria Dizzia). Heartbroken, Stan finds himself hooking up with Marcus (LeRoy McClain), who just started having an open relationship with his long-term boyfriend, Aaron (Charlie Barnett). As they explore new relationships and redefine monogamy, a chance encounter on a subway platform makes each of them reevaluate their sense of who they are and what they want. The Happy Sad is a thoroughly entertaining drama about redefining one’s sexuality and the desperate search for elusive happiness.

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God's Own Country (c) Samuel Goldwyn Films

God’s Own Country – Coming in January

If you weren’t able to catch God’s Own Country in theaters, fear not. The movie, one of the most acclaimed of the year, is coming to DVD in January. A huge critical hit as this past year’s Sundance Film Festival, described by some critics as the British answer to Brokeback MountainGod’s Own Country is one of many high profile gay-themed films to come along this year – and one of the most tender and romantic.

 

Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny’s life forever.

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The Wound (c) Kino Lorber

Out This Week: The Wound

Brimming with sex and violence, The Wound is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by openly gay musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood.

 

As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognizes the nature of Xolani’s relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point. The Wound had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, was the opening night selection of Berlinale Panorama, and won Outstanding First Feature at Frameline in San Francisco.

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Eastsiders: Season 3 (c) Wolfe Releasing

Out This Week: Eastsiders: Season 3

Season Two of the Daytime Emmy nominated series, EastSiders, left Cal and Thom (Kit Williamson and Van Hansis) determined to make things work, despite some confusing developments in their newly “monogomish” relationship. After a challenging year in New York City, the guys hit the road back west to Los Angeles to pick up the pieces of their old life, but nothing can prepare them for the unexpected twists and turns they’ll face on the journey home. As they travel west, their tumultuous relationship is tested by an empty bank account, arguments about the future, and an encounter with a handsome drifter that tempts them to once again redraw the map of their relationship. Will this be the trip of their lives, or the end of the road? One thing is for sure: “The Great American Road Trip” is about to get a lot gayer!

 

EastSiders launched in 2013 to a lot of love from fans and critics alike, with Entertainment Weekly calling the show “funny and heartbreaking” and Out Magazine praising it as “relatable, fresh” and “darkly funny.” The show won Best Web Drama at the 2013 LA Weekly Awards, Best Ensemble at the Indie Series Awards and was nominated for a Satellite Award from the International Press Academy. Season Two was even nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for Van Hansis. In 2016 the series found a world-wide audience, and has now been subtitled in a dozen languages.

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Great gay holiday gifts (and some treats for yourself) are on sale now at TLAgay!

Stop what you’re doing! Seriously, stop it. Stop whatever tremendously important appointments or meetings you’re in the middle of (we’d even suggest that you put any crude sex acts on hold), because you need to hop on your phone or computer and make your way over to TLAgay.com, where we’re hosting our massive holiday sale.

From now through December 22nd, we’ll be offering 25% off everything in our warehouse, along with a good deal of our VOD offerings to boot!

CockyBoys’ Levi Karter,  photographed by Jake Jaxson & R.J. Sebastian exclusively for TLAgay.com

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Happy Holidays (c) Scale Plus Points

Holiday Highlights: Happy Holidays

Every Monday in December we’re shining a spotlight on a gay-themed guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit! Keep checking in for more Holiday Highlights. This week’s selection is Happy Holidays.

 

A fantastic comedic ensemble cast from stage, screen and television come together in a black and white indie comedy about friendship, the holidays… and religious pluralism. An Atheist, a Catholic and a Jew walk into a bar… What starts as a punchline blooms into Happy Holidays, a comedy about friendship, family and faith.

 

Three childhood friends unexpectedly reunite in their New England hometown the week before Christmas. Now in their mid-thirties, it’s the first time Patrick, Alden and Kirby (Paul Hungerford, John B. Crye and Thomas Rhoads) have been in the same zip code since their high school graduation. Each of them is at a different crossroads in his life and facing difficult hurdles. They try to pick up where they left off, a simpler time – before obligations, politics, agendas – but has life taken them too far to make that possible?

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This Weekend’s VOD Favorites!

With the launch of the brand-new TLAgay.com, the Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience we have been offering for a long, long time was upgraded and improved. We have expanded (and continue to expand) our selection of new and old gay-themed movies available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s just five of our current favorites, from various years, that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! These aren’t our TOP 5, by any means – just a handful of flicks we want to highlight.

 

India Blues (c) I Have My Art Productions

India Blues (c) I Have My Art Productions

India Blues

2013, Germany

India Blues is an edgy, bold and passionate love story between two young men who are sometimes afraid to love each other. Through exploring their experiences – both the trivial and important moments – in real time (their first kiss, their first sexual encounter, their awkward silences, their last hug), we are submerged in their universe of love and the feelings that come with it. Pain, lust, happiness, jealousy, attraction, peacefulness, love and anger are shown to us in eight out-of-order segments – chapters in the coming together and the tearing apart of two very different people. Though it’s not for all tastes, this unusually patient, decidedly avant garde film aims to offer the most realistic depiction possible of a gay relationship – through all of its emotional stages – on film. There’s a lot of depth and intelligence even in the film’s slowest, most trivial moments and the two largely unknown lead actors (Christoph Forny and Yiannis Kolios) give incredibly brave performances, showing their characters’ vulnerability in totally subtle ways. Their ‘on the floor’ sex scene is not to be missed!

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Q&A: Charlie David, producer and screenwriter of Mulligans

Gay movie mainstay Charlie David wrote and stars in this beloved kinda/sorta gay update of The Graduate!

Tyler (Derek Baynham) brings his college buddy Chase (David) home for the summer to hang out with his surprisingly hot dad, Nathan (Dan Payne), and mom, Stacey (Thea Gill from “Queer as Folk”). They have the picture-perfect, All-American life going on here in quaint Prospect Lake. The father-son duo golf with regularity, there’s always a family barbecue and the conversation is straight out of “Leave It to Beaver.” While Chase knows he’s gay, he has never come out to his friend, who tries in vain to set him up with girls. But when Chase comes out to his summer family, the cracks in the family dynamic start to show. Nathan looks with a lusty new eye to his son’s best friend, and when he and Chase are left alone for the night, their mutual passion bubbles to the surface, and clothes are quickly shed. The drama hits a peak as Tyler and Stacey return early and discover the shocking secret about this young dad. Can Nathan remain true to himself and keep his family together? Sparkling dialogue, a fast pace and lots of screen time for the ridiculously gorgeous Charlie David have made Mulligans, originally released in 2008, a movie we keep coming back to again and again.

With the 10th anniversary of Mulligans approaching, we thought it was a great time to revisit the film, so we’re presenting this Q&A with Charlie. Enjoy!

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Hazlo Como Hombre (c) Lions Gate Films

Coming Soon: Hazlo Como Hombre

Alpha male Raul isn’t shy about telling his best amigos, Santiago and Eduardo, how to live their lives. But when Santi – who’s engaged to Raul’s sister – announces he’s gay, Raul’s world turns upside down. With ridiculous interventions and shameless schemes, Raul does everything he can to change Santi – and learns an unforgettable lesson about what it means to be a real hombre.

 

Mexican superstars Mauricio Ochmann and Aislinn Derbez star in this hilarious bro-mantic comedy! Hazlo Como Hombre was Mexico’s highest-grossing local film of the year and had additional success with a limited theatrical release in the United States. The film comes from the same beloved studio behind the most successful Hispanic-American films ever in the U.S. and worldwide, Instructions Not Included and How to Be a Latin Lover, and comes to DVD and in January.

 

Watch the trailer below and make sure to pre-order your copy here.