With the launch of brand-new TLAgay.com this past summer, 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.
2013, United States
Alienated from his conservative Jewish family and community, a young gay schoolteacher seeks solace in New York’s anonymous barebacking scene. Challenging and controversial, Chaser is a stunning 15-minute short that created quite a lot of buzz at film festivals all over the world. Chaser is packed with beautifully photographed, carnal imagery you won’t soon forget. Sal Bardo is a skilled writer-director-actor worth keeping an eye on. His earlier short film Requited is also currently available in the compilation Blue Briefs. Lead actor Max Rhyser gives a fearless, incredibly raw performance as a seemingly ordinary guy driven by sexual appetites.
2011, United States
This gay time-travel tale – peppered with a sexy young cast, high production values and an unconventional script – packs a creative and captivating punch. Zachary (Charlie David) was a boy wonder filmmaker in his college days. But now, hitting thirty, his best days are long behind him. So when his agent encourages him to travel to his alma mater to judge a student film festival, he reluctantly goes. Returning to his old campus, he tosses professionalism aside when he has a one-night stand with Danny (Richard Harmon), the talented student filmmaker whose much talked about movie is the one to beat at the festival. Sexual shenanigans are the least of his problems when he realizes that there has been some sort of time shift and that Danny is really his 20-year-old younger self! He’s looking directly at his past. But Danny’s none the wiser: it was just a fling with an old dude as he goes about his tumultuous personal life – juggling relationships with the cocky Shane (Timo Descamps) and with Chris (Sean Paul Lockhart), a fellow student with a crush on him. As Danny plots his way to an award-winning filmmaking future, Zachary works to change the past… and hopefully his future. Director J.T. Tepnapa directs a very talented cast in this unusual gay coming-of-age story.
The Last Match is set in a poor, steamy Havana and centers on an intense love affair between two hitherto heterosexual young men. Reiner and Yosvani (Reinier Diaz and Milton Garcia) are best friends and soccer mates. Handsome Reinier, in order to support his mother, wife and their baby – as well as his gambling habit – prostitutes himself at night to older male foreigners along the waterfront. Meanwhile, the shy Yosvani is reluctantly engaged to a girl and lives with her and her bombastic loan shark father. After a furtive kiss at a nightclub, the two young men, barely containing their pent-up desire, follow up with a lusty roof top encounter – where the two quickly fall hard for each other. And as their love intensifies, the challenge is not with them but with the unforgiving outside world… a world they so desperately want to escape from.
2014, United States
When private investigator Jim Noble (Scott Sell) moves into a beautiful loft complex in Tampa, he never expects to find his first case literally right outside his door – the corpse of one of his neighbors, right in the middle of the complex’s courtyard. When he’s hired to solve the crime, Jim quickly learns that everyone in the complex has secrets, and that someone was willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden. Out To Kill was the seventh film from Guest House Films and award-winning writer/director Rob Williams, following his hit gay films Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, 3-Day Weekend, Make The Yuletide Gay, Role/Play and The Men Next Door. It marked a departure from the company’s style and work in romantic comedies and dramas.
Director Claude Pérès takes viewers on a haunting journey with this groundbreaking erotic drama. The premise is simple: Pérès and a man he’s never met will sleep together while the cameras roll. No contract, no film crew, no boundaries. The end result is a film that challenges viewers to look into the heart of human desire. There’s palpable tension as “the director” (Pérès) and “the actor” (Marcel Schlutt) engage in conversation and gradually give in to the film’s unusual and unpredictable scenario. Pérès loosely structures the encounter as an interview in which he poses piercing questions to his onscreen lover, himself, and the audience. It’s is the kind of film that seeps into the viewers’ subconscious and rattles their comfort levels.