Just Came Out: My Big Gay Italian Wedding

It was love at first sight for happy couple Antonio and Paulo (Cristiano Caccamo and Salvatore Esposito). They live together peacefully in a Berlin apartment with their quirky and musical landlord Benedetta (Diana Del Bufalo). On the day of their engagement, their new roommate arrives, the depressed gender-fluid Donato (Dino Abbrescia), and they all embark on a journey to finally reveal their relationship to their families. Their first stop is the exquisite old Italian village Civita di Bagnoregio, where Antonio’s father Roberto (Diego Abatantuono) is the mayor and his mother Anna (Monica Guerritore), the headstrong matriarch. In a whirl of surreal chaos, Anna provides the couple with stringent conditions related to their wedding ceremony, and the group sets out on a quest to make a city founded on religious tradition understand that love is love.

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Out This Week: M/M

The images and trailer below from the new (highly erotic) gay movie M/M are in no way safe for work! Big NSFW situation here! You have been warned!

 

Matthew (Antoine Lahaie), a young Canadian, is trying to make a fresh start in Berlin, but feels deep isolation living in a strange, new city. When he meets the beautiful and charismatic Matthias (Nicolas Maxim Endlicher), he is immediately entranced. Soon Matthew’s interest escalates, becoming an obsession. He begins to transform himself to embody the object of his desire, cutting his hair, and getting new clothes.

 

When Matthias gets into a motorcycle accident, a unique opportunity presents itself. Matthew can now become Matthias. In a coma, in the hospital, Matthias’ waking life, dreams and memories blur. Where reality ends, the artificial begins. Meanwhile, Matthew sinks deeper and deeper into his new surroundings. When Matthias wakes and confronts him, they embark on a strange new final chapter.

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Bloody Knuckles © Artsploitation Films

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.

 

Bloody Knuckles © Artsploitation Films

Bloody Knuckles © Artsploitation Films

Bloody Knuckles

2014, Canada

Canada, our well-heeled neighbor to the north, is not known for cinematic carnage or gore comedies, but first time director Matt O. aims to shake things up with Bloody Knuckles, a deliriously offensive, gory and happily un-PC horror-comedy. Travis (Adam Boys), an underground comic book artist with a penchant for obscene caricatures, upsets a thin-skinned crime lord, who responds by cutting off the young mans hand. A despondent and now alcoholic Travis wallows in post-severed hand depression. Will criminality reign supreme? Will Travis give up his acerbic pen and live alone as a bitter one-handed man? Not if the slightly rotted hand, now alive and determined to exact revenge, teems up with his former body and a masked, S&M-loving gay superhero to rid the city of evil!

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Throwback Thursday: The Paperboy

We’re only throwing back to 2012 this week. Sure, that’s not long ago, but the new DVD re-release of The Paperboy, out this week (and available here for just $9.46), made us want to take another look at this much-maligned slice of weirdness.

 

A sexually and racially-charged film noir from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, The Butler), The Paperboy is set in backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward’s younger brother Jack (Zac Efron) and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.

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Meet the Boys of Alpha Delta Zatan

Starring an all-male of cast of staggeringly attractive, underwear-clad up-and-comers (including Jeremy Winter, Jake Kidwell, Connor Field, Drake Malone and R&B singer Eleaze), Alpha Delta Zatan, a brand-new TLA Exclusive coming soon to DVD and Blu-ray, delivers audiences a fun, sensual spin on the “sorority massacre” sub-genre.

 

A goofy but noble college kid is surprised when he’s invited to join his school’s most exclusive frat house. Unfortunately, he’s about to discover that there is something far scarier than hazing in his future. Brothers seem to keep going missing. In this house, no one can be trusted – especially after the masked, knife-wielding killer shows up.

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Jim Jarmusch, Tom DiCillo and more pop in to celebrate the life and work of Uncle Howard

Uncle Howard is an intertwining tale of past and present, the story of filmmaker Howard Brookner whose work captured the late 70’ s and early 80’s cultural revolution – and his nephew’s personal journey 25 years later to discover his uncle’s films and the legacy of a life cut short by the plague of AIDS.

 

Howard Brookner was buried on his thirty-fifth birthday in 1989. He was gay; an Ivy League graduate; broke artist; rising Hollywood star; heroin user; jet-setter; bohemian; seedy nightlife lover; director of cult docs; an honest and devoted friend – he was many things to many people. To director Aaron Brookner, he was a loving and inspirational uncle who died of AIDS when Aaron was only seven, right when Howard was on the brink of a promising filmmaking career.

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Trailer & Photo Gallery: Boys

Following one man through two timelines, decades apart, Boys, the newest feature from French director Christophe Charrier, is a gripping and compassionate study of first love and the lingering sting of loss. We first meet Jonas (BPM star Felix Maritaud in a riveting performance) in the present, where he’s having a rough go of it. He’s prone to starting fights at the local gay bar, and his boyfriend has had enough of his infidelity and alcohol-soaked antics. His volatile behavior may stem from a traumatic incident in his past.

 

The film flashes back to 1997, where Jonas (played as a straight-laced high school kid by newcomer Nicolas Bauwens) meets Nathan (Tommy Lee Baik), the rebellious new student who will become Jonas’s crush. Jonas and Nathan venture out into the night on their first proper date unaware that it’s about to change their lives forever. Charrier teases out the details in this searing mystery.

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Fever © Artsploitation Films

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.

 

Fever © Artsploitation Films

Fever © Artsploitation Films

Fever

2014, France

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.

 

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Just Came Out: A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn tells the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer who found himself incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out.  Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom.

 

Shot in a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth. It’s hard to take your eyes off lead actor Joe Cole when you’re watching this movie. He’s ridiculously attractive, for one, but it’s also his performance that keeps you fixated. Cole made a name for himself as an emerging talent on shows like “Peaky Blinders” and “Black Mirror” and in the excellent film Green Room, among others, but his work here takes him to a whole new level.

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Photo Gallery: My Best Friend

Lorenzo (Angelo Mutti Spinetta), a quiet teenager, lives in a small town at the edge of the world in beautiful Patagonia. He’s a good student, a curious and smart person more skilled in music and literature than in sports. His home life takes an unexpected turn when Lorenzo’s father decides to offer a temporary home to Caito (Lautaro Rodriguez), the son of a friend from Buenos Aires who has been hospitalized. Caito, who comes from a different family background, is a seemingly tough kid. Lorenzo finds himself intrigued by Caito and the two boys start spending a lot of time together. But while their friendship evolves toward deeper feelings, Caito reveals a secret… the real reason why he was forced to leave home.

 

Winner of the Cannes Cinephile’s Grand Prix, My Best Friend is a moving coming-of-age romance. Check out the trailer along with an extensive photo gallery below and make sure to click here and pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD and VOD in November.

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