This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand 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.

Hawaii
The sexual tension practically spills off the screen in this sweaty, titillating romance from award-winning director Marco Berger (the same guy behind Absent, Plan B, Sexual Tension: Volatile and Testosterone). Hawaii follows Martin and Eugenio (Manuel Vignau and Mateo Chiarino), two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside. As they work together to restore Eugenio’s summer home, a game of power and desire ensues the two buddies to grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship. With gorgeous cinematography, a lush setting and compelling lead performances, Hawaii is an intimate character study that percolates with lustful longing. Have a towel ready before you watch it. You are bound to break a sweat!

Teenage Kicks
The scars of our youth shape the adults we become. In this riveting Australian drama, angst-ridden seventeen-year-old Miklos (Miles Szanto) makes plans to escape his migrant family and run away with his best friend and secret crush Dan (cutie-pie Daniel Webber, hot off his star-making turns in 11.22.63, The Punisher and The Dirt). Miklos’s dreams are dashed after the accidental death of his older brother Tomi (Nadim Kobeissi). Only he knows the events that led to this tragedy. Suddenly, he is forced to navigate his guilt, as well as his explosive sexuality, in order to find the man he will become. Written and directed by Craig Boreham, who recently made MTV’s list of “hot filmmakers to watch,” Teenage Kicks is a smart and sexy drama that has earned rave reviews around the globe. Empire magazine labeled it “a debut not to be missed.”

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Racing legend Hurley Haywood opens up and comes out in this emotional new documentary

One of the greatest teams in sports car racing history was an unstoppable duo. Drivers Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg won races together for a decade before tragedy struck.

Haywood was just a college kid in 1969 when Gregg recognized his talent and took him under his wing. Just a few years later, Haywood and Gregg won the 1973 “24 Hours of Daytona” and the “12 Hours of Sebring” back-to-back. But this early success was just the beginning.

Nicknamed “Batman and Robin” by the racing press, the Brumos Porsche duo went on to win world championship races together for nearly a decade. Fame and fortune followed the men. They lived seemingly perfect lives. But beneath the thrill and glamour of racing is a humanity that is often overlooked or misunderstood.

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Coming Soon: Climax

From wildly controversial writer-director Gaspar Noé (the same guy behind Irreversible, Enter the Void, I Stand Alone and Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night.

In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers, Enter the Void) and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they’ve been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD.

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Check out these photos from the new short film collection Testosterone: Volume Three

Get ready for the third collection in a stellar series of gay short film collections – featuring some of the hottest gay shorts from four corners of the world! Testosterone: Volume Three shows us a teen’s dangerous affair with an older man, a long-lost love that resurfaces at a circuit party, an awkward first gay sexual experience, a father and son’s tumultuous relationship and the effects that jealousy has on two men and the stud that comes between them.

This new set includes the films 1992, Just Me, Silverlake Afternoon, Tellin’ Dad and The Jealous Sea. Check out this exclusive photo gallery below and click here to pre-order your copy! It’s coming to DVD and VOD in June.

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Director Yann Golzalez talks about his sensational new thriller Knife+Heart

French writer-director Yann Gonzalez is well studied in the art of cinema. A connoisseur of art films both high and low-brow, his influences show in his work, but he manages to take what he likes and give it his own spin.

A former member of the esteemed electronic group M83 with his brother Anthony, Gonzalez moved into the world of film in the mid-2000s (while still collaborating with the group on projects). Between 2006 and 2012, he directed six short films before turning to full-length features with You and the Night, which was presented during the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Festival and was released in theaters internationally in November 2013. His second full-length feature film, the critically-acclaimed gay porn industry-centered period piece/thriller Knife+Heart (frequently referred to by the French title Un Couteau dans le cœur), will be released on DVD and Blu-ray June.

Enjoy this interview with Yann Gonzalez below (taken from the film’s official press package) and click here to pre-order your copy. Knife+Heart is an exceptional flick and an absolute must-see for gay cinema lovers.

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This Weekend’s VOD Favorites

The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand 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.

You Can’t Escape Lithuania
After his star actress, Indre (Irina Lavrinovic), murders her mother, rich-kid filmmaker Romas (Denisas Kolomyckis) plans her escape from Lithuania. His sexy Mexican boyfriend Carlos (Adrian Escobar) helps them reluctantly. On the road, Romas begins shooting an improvised experimental film of their harrowing trip with his smartphone. As events take an unexpected turn, their secrets, memories and emotions make this journey wilder than any film Romas could have imagined. Stylish and supremely sexy, You Can’t Escape Lithuania is a gripping gay road movie from acclaimed filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas, who based it loosely on his own experiences. He funded the movie though Kickstarter… and went naked for donors to raise money (something, you’ll be happy to know, his cinematic counterpart also does in the film).

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Former Doctor Who Matt Smith transforms himself to become Robert Mapplethorpe

No photographer of the twentieth century was as renowned for his ability to capture such great beauty – and court such great controversy – as Robert Mapplethorpe. Though he died nearly thirty years ago, Mapplethorpe’s name remains synonymous today with boundary-pushing and bold artistic contrasts, owing to both his gorgeous black-and-white prints of voluptuous flowers and his stunning, provocative nude studies of the BDSM subculture.

The first-ever biopic of the artist, Mapplethorpe stars a revelatory Matt Smith (“Doctor Who,” “The Crown,” Christopher and His Kind) in the title role. The award-winning British actor portrays Mapplethorpe from his early days in New York City, chronicling his relationships with musician Patti Smith (Marianne Rendón) and curator Sam Wagstaff (John Benjamin Hickey), to his death in 1989 from HIV/AIDS at age 42.

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Photo Gallery: Sorry Angel

Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of romance and humor in spite of the turmoil in his life and the world. While on a work trip to Brittany, he meets Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), an aspiring filmmaker in his early twenties, who is experiencing a sexual awakening and eager to get out of his parochial life. Arthur becomes instantly smitten with the older man.

From acclaimed writer-director Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) comes Sorry Angel, a mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss, and youth and aging. In its intergenerational snapshot of cruising, courtship and casual sex – Jacques’ forty-something neighbor Mathieu (Denis Podalydès) rounds out the triumvirate – Sorry Angel balances hope for the future with agony over the past in an unforgettable drama about finding the courage to love in the moment.

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Out on Stage: The Movie is Coming Soon

Coming out just in time for Pride Month, the feature-length comedy event Out on Stage: The Movie promises a rowdy and raucous good time.

Experience the party when creator/host Zach Noe Towers and sixteen other top-rated gay and lesbian stand-up comedians discuss taboo subjects as only they can! The cast includes: Jonathan Rowell, A.B. Cassidy, Casey Ley, Julian Michael, Chris Bryant, Eric Hahn, Janine Brito, Jared Goldstein, Kyle Shire, Jordan Pease, Irene Tu, Raineir Pollard, Daniel Webb, Anthony Desamto, Gloria Bigelow, and Joe Dosch.

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Testosterone: Volume Three is packed with even more super-sexy gay short films!

Get ready for the third collection in a stellar series of gay short film collections – featuring some of the hottest gay shorts from four corners of the world! Testosterone: Volume Three shows us a teen’s dangerous affair with an older man, a long-lost love that resurfaces at a circuit party, an awkward first gay sexual experience, a father and son’s tumultuous relationship and the effects that jealousy has on two men and the stud that comes between them.

This new set includes the films 1992, Just Me, Silverlake Afternoon, Tellin’ Dad and The Jealous Sea. We have some information about each of the films below. Stay tuned for more as it becomes available and click here to pre-order your copy today. It’s coming to DVD and VOD in June.

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