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.
Death in Buenos Aires
A big hit in Argentina, where it was filmed, Death in Buenos Aires is a gripping police thriller about corruption, paranoia, and the secret gay lives of the wealthy elite of Buenos Aires during the politically tumultuous 1980s. At the scene of a murder of one of the city’s high society figures, veteran police inspector Chavez (Demian Bichir) runs into Gomez (Chino Darin), a.k.a. El Ganso (The Goose), a handsome young rookie cop with dreams of advancement. When Chavez discovers that the murder may be linked to a small-time hustler, and the gay nightclub La Manila, the detective sends the rookie undercover to pose as a newcomer on the prowl for an older benefactor. As they come close to luring out the killer, the erotic charge of their new surroundings triggers changes in both Chavez and Gomez. Director Natalia Meta‘s deeply involving debut film delivers rich, multi-faceted characters that match the complexity of its riveting story.
High school students Damien and Pierre (Martin Loizillon and Pierre Moure), both from wealthy families, have the world at their fingertips… yet they plan and carry out the murder of an unknown woman they have previously only spotted on the street. The police are at a loss, confused by this murder without motive. Zoe (Julie-Marie Parmentier), an optician in the neighborhood, who is feeling more and more moved by this inexplicable murder, bumps into the pair by chance. But this chance fleeting encounter reveals inside her a growing and mysterious desire. Although scared – she could easily be the next victim – her erotic attraction for the duo goes beyond that. It gives her a chance to find a way out of the loveless rut that her life has ended up in. Meanwhile, Damien and Pierre, thinking no one will catch them, embark on a journey deep within their pasts. Inspired by the notorious Leopold and Loeb case from the 1920s, Fever is an enthralling, subtly homoerotic thriller.
2017, United States
We first meet Jack (Conor Donnally), a homeless hustler with a smart mouth and impulsive tendencies, in New York City, turning tricks on the evening before his eighteenth birthday. He spends most of his time in a world of often abusive, but affluent, eccentrics. His only ally is his boyfriend Tom (Sean Ormond). Jack soon sees an opportunity to make a better life for himself by taking a trip to Miami with a client named Ken (Terrance Murphy). At first, Ken appears more honest and caring than the usual john, even winning Jack’s trust… until Jack finds him on a Skype call with his never-mentioned wife. His faith in humanity smashed yet-again, Jack steals Ken’s drugs and handgun. Embarking on a drug- binge, he encounters the slimiest characters Miami has to offer, falling deeper into the hole than he started.
A Place to Be
2017, Mexico & United States
Writer-director Tadeo Garcia follows up his 2004 debut feature On the Downlow with a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the U.S. immigration system. Both Abel (Nelson A. Rodriguez), who works in Chicago in social services, and Diego (Andrew L. Saenz), an auto mechanic, have waited a long time for the love they have yearned for. After several chance meetings, the two hook up and quickly fall in love. But Diego has been hiding a secret: he’s an undocumented immigrant and his repeated attempts to attain citizenship have led nowhere. When word reaches him that his mother is dying, Diego must decide whether or not to risk a trip back to Mexico, knowing he will jeopardize his chances of returning to America and to a future with Abel. Can their love survive this dangerous decision?
2009, United States
An edgy drama about a gay young man’s tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked is an explicit and nearly pornographic foray into the realm of plot-driven erotica. Ryan (Theo Montgomery) is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on the right track. This course is quickly threatened with the sudden arrival of his sort-of ex, Daniel (Benji Crisnis), who arrives at Ryan’s door wanting a place to stay and offering the promise of a normal, loving relationship. But Daniel’s drug addiction and his perpetually slutty top-man horniness derail any hope for normalcy. Soon Ryan is caught in his own downward spiral of sex and drug addiction. There are solos, passionate drug-induced lovemaking scenes and even a hot threesome. Handheld cameras, a hot young cast and a boldly upfront approach to sex combine to make Wrecked a unique, boundary-pushing indie.