“Shameless” regular Cameron Monaghan stars in the drama Anthem of a Teenage Prophet

Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham, The Giver) and Peyton List (BUNK’D, The Thinning, Jessie) star in Anthem of a Teenage Prophet, a coming of age story that imaginatively captures the turbulence of teenage-hood, the elation and devastation of first love and the true meaning of friendship.

Based on the award-winning novel by Joanne Proulx, Anthem of a Teenage Prophet tells the story of Luke (Monaghan) a teenager who foresees the death of his new best friend Stan (Alex MacNicoll), the most popular guy in school. When this premonition becomes reality, Luke must deal with the trials and tribulations of being dubbed “The Prophet of Death” and being titled a freak by the entire town. It doesn’t help that he’s fallen in love with Faith (List), who just happens to be Stan’s girl, or that he’s on the outs with his – closeted – childhood best friend Fang (Grayson Gabriel) or that the premonitions just keep coming.

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Photo Gallery: Just Friends

On the 10th anniversary of his dad’s death, Joris (Josha Stradowski) is still trying to come to terms with his father’s absence when he meets the free-spirited Yad (Majd Mardo), who returns back home to his family after living on his own. Although very different, there is an instant spark between the two and they want to be more than “just friends”, but both have issues with their mothers that threaten to jeopardize their relationship.

“With the right mix of humor, romance, sexiness and pathos, this enchanting cross-cultural love story… is a witty, well-acted crowd-pleaser.” – San Francisco Chronicle

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Out This Week: We Are Thr3e

In the progressive new indie We Are Thr3e, Nacho (Carlos Etchevers), an accountant and seemingly all-around average guy, meets Ana (Flor Dragonetti), a recently divorced and self-confident young woman. Then the two meet the charismatic bartender Sebastian (Juan Manuel Martino), who starts flirting with both of them. Despite their doubts, Nacho and Ana accept Sebastian’s invitation to spend the night at his place, where nothing happens. A few days later, they decide to go on a weekend trip to a secluded farm. And it seems like it will be a fun one-night stand, until Sebastian confesses that he desires a long-term relationship with a man and a woman together.

 

“Since growing up, we are under the influence of all kind of romantic stories, usually starring a woman and a man,” said writer-director Marcelo Briem Stamm (SoloSexual Tension: Volatile). “My main goal is to balance that offer of visions of love by creating stories in different genres that explore relationships beyond traditional conventions.”

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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.

The Breeding
2018, United States
Winner of the “Best Feature” award at the 2018 Harlem International Film Festival, The Breeding is a bold new erotic thriller about a young African American artist whose obsession with a taboo fetish leads to life-altering consequences. The story centers around a discontent, sex-positive queer cartoonist named Thomas (Marcus Bellamy), whose artistic inspiration comes from erotic escapades that are unbeknownst to his loving boyfriend Amadi (David J. Cork). A chance restroom encounter with a recently divorced financier named Lee (Joe MacDougal) leaves Thomas curious about exploring the taboo fetish of “race play.” But when the game goes past role-playing and becomes all too problematically real, chilling actions are taken that will forever change the trajectory of these men’s lives.

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Throwback Thursday: Death in Venice

Based on the classic novella by Thomas Mann, this late-career masterpiece from the great Luchino Visconti is a meditation on the nature of art, the allure of beauty, and the inescapability of death.

 

A fastidious composer reeling from a disastrous concert, Gustav von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde, in an exquisitely nuanced performance) travels to Venice to recover. There, he is struck by a vision of pure beauty in the form of a young boy named Tadzio (Björn Andrésen), his infatuation developing into an obsession even as rumors of a plague spread through the city.

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Bohemian Rhapsody is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD in February

Though it caught a lot of flak for sanitizing Freddie Mercury’s sexuality for mainstream audiences, Bohemian Rhapsody still managed to mark a huge step forward for gay cinema. A massive hit at the box office, the film caught on with the public – and Rami Malek‘s award-worthy lead performance as the incomparable queer rock god is indisputably impressive.

For those of you who missed it in the theater (or just want to see it again), Bohemian Rhapsody will be available to own in February on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.

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Trailer Alert: Necro-Mancing Dennis

A straight wrestling coach finds himself smitten with one of his gay students – a student whose life may soon be in danger. Meanwhile a deranged cemetery worker is infatuated with someone of his own. Someone he can never have… at least not alive! Their stories become entangled in Necro-Mancing Dennis, a feature-length adaptation of the short film “The Caretaker of Cook County.”

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Now Available On-Demand: 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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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.

 

Boys

2018, France

Following one man through two timelines, Boys, the newest feature from director Christophe Charrier, is a gripping and compassionate study of first love and the lingering sting of loss. We first meet Jonas (BPM: Beats Per Minute star Felix Maritaud) 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 high school kid by Nicolas Bauwens) meets Nathan (Tommy Lee Baik), the rebellious new student who will become his crush. The boys venture into the night on their first date unaware that it’s about to change their lives forever. Don’t miss this searing mystery.

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NSFW Photo Gallery: He Loves Me

Director Konstantinos Menelaou‘s sexually explicit new relationship drama He Loves Me is an exploration of the unconventional nature of love and its ability to survive against the fear of loneliness, psychological traumas and the problems that come with life in the big city. The collapsing relationship shared by two men finds an outlet for escape on an isolated beach. Once there, they feel free to expose their deepest emotions. Their wounded relationship might not survive the vacation, but it’s certainly a glorious place to feel things out. Super-sexy lead actors Sanuye Shoteka and Hermes Pittakos are artists and performers who were a real-life couple at the time that He Loves Me was shot – and the script for the film was greatly influenced by their relationship.

 

Check out this (VERY NOT SAFE FOR WORK) photo gallery below below and click here to pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD and VOD in February, courtesy of TLA Releasing.

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